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Only post I found was from 2006 that said the MTs aren't treated

Posted By: well there. Nothing more recent. NM on 2007-08-15
In Reply to: Eagle's Landing Transcription Service - Molly


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Any info on Freedom Type? I only found something from 2006. Email if you like. nm
A 2006 ad said they use MT-World software. I found it kind of clunky using it for another service.
Not exactly. Agree with post below. If you like being treated like...
See below post of 03/30/2006
I noticed it and it might have some info you were looking for. :) I have none myself, sorry.
Any new information about Alex-Med? Last post I saw was from 2006. sm

That post was not so flattering, painting the owner in a not-so-pretty light.  Anyone work for them currently?  Any info would be appreciated.  Thanks.

Post from June 2006 said the ESL load was very heavy and you needed a Cphone & 2nd line. Used to
I gather from your post that you aren't there anymore - sm
I am really trying to find a company that I will be happy with long-term. Would you mind saying why you decided to leave? TIA!
Ask your STM's boss - we aren't allowed to post names on this board sm
or I would. Starts with L and last name starts with R.
Never mind, found the post. nm
I found your post VERY amusing, thanks for the laughs - sm

it's been a long, long week and I needed some humor just about now. 


I found this post very hard to follow.
Odd sentence configuration made it hard to understand, I thought, and not what I'd expect from an MT. Plus, it's not clear what post it went with.
I lost the original post, but found it again sm
Please email me too with your experiences if you cannot post on the board. I really am interested in anything you have to share on this journey!
finally found your post. It WAS bad, geez
Not going to get anywhere with that attitude for sure. Also, wonder what you thought this Company Board meant. Think now. This is a board to get your complaints out, the unfairness of it all. You question would take a considerable amount of time. Who has that, who wants to GIVE THAT much time.
Do you think all the headers and footers aren't getting counted? Lots of places aren't giving
I'm still not over the way they treated me
I am excellent and highly experienced and I was given voice recordings that were re recorded and impossible to hear, I was yelled at. I'd rather scrub toilets than work for them. They were like the sweatshops of olden days, but mostly I resent the way I was treated and not appreciated at all... a no blanks account. It's been quite a while and I still cringe to think of them.
Treated like IC
No, I'm treated like an IC now, work whatever hours I want. I've enjoyed working for Focus, I like my primary account a lot - not too many ESLs. I just don't want to be forced to be employee status.
Sorry you were treated that way
I have been with the company quite awhile, and while they are generally nice, they do tend to push a bit and can be short on empathy. They do pay on time and have decent benefits, but the TR platform is designed to make more money for the company (I'm certain), as that silly drop down menu for headers slows you down. The supervisors are generally nice, but all business. Very Sorry about your father.
YES! Exactly! If we want to be treated like mature
Have a little integrity.
I am surprised you were treated this way after only ONE day of being ill.
HA! Totally! That is exactly how she treated me!
ICs treated like employees

I absolutely agree.  I've turned down several IC jobs this year simply because the contract made it sound too much like an employee situation.  One company even referred to themselves as the employer and me as the IC. 

I also don't like being treated like rented equipment when an employee.  I can't believe my own high level of gullibility in being drawn into situations that never turn out as good as the prospective employer made them sound. 

There is one company that I work for as an IC.  They said that they want 20 hours per week, but I've never received any complaints when I've only worked 10 hours.  Also, they do send out SOS emails, but I only read their emails (separate email address just for them) when I'm actually working.  I've repeatedly thanked them for keeping me informed of the status of the account on my days off.

Unfortunately, I have no real solutions to offer.  But, as a relative newbie to this career, I am still shocked at the way that MTs have allowed companies and/or dictators to abuse them with bad dictations, for one thing.  The way it goes is that we stress and strain and send to QA, ask for samples, etc, when IMHO the report should go back to the sender to be fixed, period.  Also, IMHO, every report should be proofread for accuracy before any signatures are placed on it.  Whether proofread or not, the dictator should assume full responsibility for the accuracy of the report; electronic signatures are not good.  My opinion. 


And MTs don't stay if they don't like how they are treated.
An IC can only be treated as an employee if she
Treated best during the recruitment
I would say, 95% of the time, whenever I've interviewed and accepted a new job, looking back, I would not that the best treatment I ever received from anyone in that company was during the recruitment process.  It was the same with my two late husbands.  During the dating and engagement period, they treated me the best that I was ever treated.  After I made the commitment to them, they didn't try as hard to be so nice.  So, if the recruitment process is anything but tolerable, I can generally expect that the rest of my experience with that company will be worse.  I'm sure there are exceptions, but this scenario has been true for me most frequently.
Been there is 2006

They'll have to drag me out of there. I plan to stay forever.

I've never been happier. Make my lines every week, lots of bennies and lots of incentives.  Take the job. You'll never regret it.

Nothing since 2006?
I'd be very wary. First, VR is very poor pay for what you do. Be very careful of any company asking for ONLY VR work and pay less than 5cents per line. Second, if nothing is posted since 2006 either they haven't hired anyone new in a long time or there is only neutral feedback for them, not great but not devastating either.

I, personally, only post negative when something is really awful and I fear for others who get stuck in that situation. You might do a BBB search on them to check for any complaints. Not everything is put into a BBB score, but you can check if anyone has ever made a complaint as an employee or customer. I did this with my last employer, they were not BBB, but the BBB does keep records on all companies and wannabe companies out there whether they are members or not. Just research a bit before you are bitten! :)

I hope they are a good company, keep us posted!!
Search...there are much better companies, as far as how you will be treated...nm
I have been treated with the utmost courtesy
and consideration since I started. I have had some trouble hitting my line count, and I have not been harrassed or threatened once. I'm getting my lines now, and I'm glad that everyone hung in there with me. I'm part-time, and don't miss the nights or weekends at all. No place works for everyone, but Amphion is definitely worth considering. I've never had an equipment problem, they pay on time, and they leave you alone during the day to work. So far, so good.
Loyal to HTS - they've treated me well
I have no concern as to your credentials. I speak solely of my experience with HTS.
Let me address some of your facts. You state: Not enough tech support (not available evenings or weekends My experience: They have been available to me 24/7 for ten years. You state: No raises. My experience: Frequent raises. You state: ..their hands are tied. My experience: What does this even mean? I have never experienced anything along these lines. If there is a problem, they resolve it. Period. You state: Many people in this organization are related to the current owner (red flag). My experience: Again, what?? I know many of them, and of those I know none are related to one another, let alone the owner. Spare us your red flag. You state: The current owner makes it a habit to bash the prior owner, tell you all sorts of dirty laundry, goes on and on about how she cannot afford to give raises, yet she's managed to dwindle down this pay off mighty quick. It's an attitude thing. My experience: One of the nicest women I have every worked with/for. Very considerate of her MTs and their personal needs as well as professional. It IS an attitude thing. On both sides of the equation. You state: There is not always work. My experience: Never, ever have I not been able to work in ten years. Never. They accommodate me around every turn. If my main account is low, I can request another account and that request is fulfilled immediately. You state: (re: tech guys)..their hands are tied based on minimal programs and/or education. My experience: I should be so lucky as to have a fraction of their knowledge. You state: The owner wanted me to stay. My response: Why? No MT is indispensible. You state: The problems with HyperType are solely due to how the company is run. My experience: No clue what this refers to - not enough work? not enough money earned? tech? no embroidered golf shirts? To posters Looking and Leigh - I wish you the same success I have had with HTS. There are many MT companies out there, obviously, offering many different packages that may or may not suit your needs. Hypertype is a well-run company that has never come up short in any regard in my experience. Rest assured that if you chose to work with HTS and keep up your end of the deal in terms of providing quality transcription, you will be appropriately compensated and have the pleasure of dealing with some really great people.

meant to say the way U DEMAND 2 b treated..NM

Treated badly? Wow! That narrows it down
people should treat others the way they want to be treated. nm
Me too, similar experience and was not treated well. nm
Why do you guys stick around to be treated like this? sm
How awful! Come to Webmedx where people are nice and answer your questions!
If they would have treated past employees better
they would not have to be in such a bad position. Just shows that for MTSOs as well as everyone else, what goes around comes around.
If you wanted to be treated worse
than crap, constantly lose accounts and have no work then go for it; otherwise run quickly the other way. I agree, I would not work for them again if they were the last company on earth!
I don't know, but here is the phone # 301-921-2006 nm
my benefits for 2006 will be less as well

I feel very disappointed about the loss of some benefits, rate increases for others and I also wonder with the all the other changes that the company isn't what it used to be and how it can feel it offers something unique or is different from other MTSOs.  It seems to be joining the ranks of well, nobody else gives you this/that, so don't expect it here either.

Of course, after only 4 months of having cable, they raised their rates without giving me more channels, better service, quality, etc, so I'm trying to see the balance on all sides (it's hard, though). Is it just the cost of living?  I don't pretend to know the answers but it is getting harder and harder to stay in this profession.

All the MTs may be fired 05/10/2006
or soon thereafter--what about the call-in meeting they are said to be having this Wednesday for all the MTs? Does NOT sound good. (Glad I left when I did.) Looks like the offices in India will be getting more jobs as the American offices will be closing, I've heard, at the end of May.
Ad from Dec. 2006 said they have their own software. nm
2006 listings
There are some back articles where people were not paid for work and even one person had a check bounce.  I am wondering if anyone has an update as well...I have an interview with them tonight but even though that was 2 years ago it makes me wary!
was treated like dirt... and shoved out the door. don't do it.
and if you can be satisfied with being treated like a piece of crap
PS is very very personable. Your treated as an associate which is wonderful, not an like an MT and
talked down to ever. Wonderful people, great place to work. Always lots of work. Can't say anything good or bad about the other company, don't know enough about them or anyone who I know who would say much. So that in itself says something, so read between the lines.
I once worked in place where we were treated like dirt - sm
365 days a year, INCLUDING during MT week. Yeh, they gave us trinkets or sometimes a pizza party, but still jumped on our @$$es as soon as the party was over, about how far behind we'd fallen on our work. I'd rather get NO trinkets, NO week, and no public recognition, and simply a decent living wage and a little professionaal respect.
Teehee!!!! HAHA LOL! I feel like I am treated that way sometimes. sm

As for how I know my accuracy...

I have QA bonuses.  You have to pull up 99% or better on audit to get it AND send under a certain percentage to QA in full.

NO I am NOT the only OP specialist we have.  If you don't see OPs it is probably because they go to us first and if we finish, you don't have any of them in the general pools.

I didn't hear you describe being treated

like dirt.  If there are other things she did that were horrible, feel free to share.  You agreed to 6 cpl and meeting the courier.  If you are the employee with the least seniority and perhaps the least experience, it makes sense that you would get the most inconvenient work setup.  It's called paying your dues.  No need to call a successful businesswoman greeeeeeeeedy. 

So what did she do that was so awful? 

I do NOT feel that I am treated disrespectfully! Quite the opposite, really. sm

ALL of the support people I have dealt with have been extremely polite and helpful.  I hear please and thank you all of the time.  You do not get that too much anywhere nowadays, it seems.

Granted, I would have been happy if I had been like the one poster and had been paid this Saturday, which is what the original post was abuot, it seems, but I always know that I WILL be paid. It is not like some of these MTSOs I read about who write bad checks, give excuses about paying late, cheat you on your pay, etc.  They are very honest people and I never worry about that end.  In fact, they have shown me kindness in the past where others would not have cared at all. 

There are problems with all companies, and this company is not perfect, but then again I have not found any company that IS perfect.  Admittedly, when I was first told that the company was in India, I was a bit taken aback as I had always viewed them as the enemy.  However, all of the transcription is done in the US, and the work is sent to India to be pasted into the GEMMS platform. How it works out to be cost effective for them I do not know, but anything that saves me having to type directly into that nasty platform (GEMMS) is a blessing.  I now have a couple of other jobs, but that is only because I wanted to be an employee with benefits.

I feel bad that this whole thing has turned into a bashing of the company and especially Tonya.  It is true that she has gotten busy, but I always know that I can email her or call her and she will get back with me.  There are times that the work dried up for me and I was not happy, especially when I saw ads for more MTs, but I also blame myself for not talking to the right people about it.  Most issues can be worked out if you just deal directly with the people who can help you and not just come anonymously on a message board and complain.  In fact, I wrote to Tonya about the paycheck issue, and she confirmed for me that they had my invoice and the funds had been issued, so that was that.

Bottom line, the pay is decent, the work is easy, and the people are great.  People could find far worse places to work.

I apologize for the long post, but when I saw that post, it really annoyed me.  Thanks for letting me vent. 

Good luck. I was treated this way and I'm still out my money SM
And so is everyone else. Basically you will never see the money unless you HAVE money to hire an attorney and take her to court. Karma will take care of her for taking advantage of u.
So who is their 2006 Employer of the Year?
An old ad said they did. I sent a resume in Jan. 2006 and never got a reply. nm