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Personally, I'd just google the company.

Posted By: sm on 2009-07-16
In Reply to: Applying on job board - Teri

And then apply directly through their website. I wouldn't want my resume going through a middleman. But YMMV.

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I personally know of one company that is

a horrible company and the turnover is incredible.  From all the bad stuff posted here there are probably many who don't apply and I've seen at least a couple of MTs who ignored the comments here and applied anyway, only to come back a month later and say we were right and it was a horrible company and everything said here was true.

I saw a company yesterday on the job boards advertising a double bonus.  I have also heard lots of bad on that company. 

I think most of the companies that offer the bonus offshore and I guess need U.S. MTs to handle the crap.  I think many of the companies have weird line counting programs or change their programs so that the MT finds it hard to get lines.  I think many of them have a very boggy platform where the MT spends too much time looking up demographic information instead of transcribing.

I don't understand the bonus thing.  If they paid a decent wage to start with, had a good platform, didn't have 80% ESL dictators, etc. they wouldn't have a problem keeping MTs.  If they can offer the bonus why can't they break that down over a year and pay 1 to 2 cpl more.

I also think many of the companies realize they will not retain MTs because of the various things listed above, so they dangle the bonus, but then they stretch the bonus over months or a year and hope that at least they will have you long enough to get your bonus.

I haven't seen a company yet that has offered a bonus that I would work for under normal circumstances. 

I work for a good company, that pays better than most, pays per gross line, easy platform, etc. but sometimes you just get in a rut and want a change.  I've tested with several companies and been offered positions with each of them, but I felt like my line count would be significantly lower, line rate was lower, so that I would not be coming out ahead with the bonus.

I personally don't know of the company...
but I've heard them called TransScam through the years.

A Google search on Transam asociates should enlighten you fully on this company.

I used to work with her at another company. I wish her well. I personally did not sm
care for her or her theatrics but would not wish chemo on anyone. I hope she has a speedy and full recovery.
do you personally work for this company?

If so, and if it is SOOOOO bad, GET A NEW ONE

W A K E    U P

Google the name and the company name
name the company; too many to Google.
Thanks can I google the company and get their website?
If you bothered the CEO of the company, who I personally know does not care what is written here, sm
than you are taking this all way too serious. The CEO (can't use names here anymore) used to come here but does not anymore except here and there to keep up on some industry changes(her words). She does not take this stuff serious and neither should you.

What you shoud be concerned about is the fact that you felt it necessary and OK to run to the CEO of a company on a weekend for insignificant things. If she is laughing, it is probably at you. If she is upset, it is probably because it has gotten out of hand, but I bet she has bigger things to deal with than a public board with anonymous posts. Gheesh. Both sides are out of hand.
The job is on a different job site. Google the company name + Virginia, and hopefully
Company Board, search not in Google box, but box below it
did you try Search For box (not Google) on Company Board
Company Board, go down to Mtstar Search Box (not Google)
At the top of the company board page, do a google search for MTStars.
Start reading. This is an Indian based company. There were recent posts over the past few days about this company.
Why Google web? Compile a Stars company-specific list.
Immediately above the first post about 'Dictation 9 cents' whatever, and next to the 'Post New Message' button is a Search box. Use that one and get what you are looking at - only company specific. Why go outside the source? this is much easier.
Company Board, MTStar Search Box, (located below Google Search Box)
Company Board Search For box (not Google search box)
search on Company Board Search For box (not Google).
I think it's thoughtful in a way. Maybe your supervisor is just trying, in her own way, to make her MTs feel less isolated. Might not be the way you'd choose, but I'd take this sort of supervisor over one that ignores me any day!
Personally, I liked it better when it was
a small company.  I'm not excited about all the tiers of management that have been added, makes you feel more like you are just a number rather than someone who is making a difference.   Some of the team leaders are good, some are not so good, some are there to collect a pay check.  Pay is every other Friday, without fail.  As far as the programs to work  on, there are several, just depends on what you like. 
They KNOW THE LAW. I know personally I sent it to
them enough as well as others. They just do not want to abide by it.
I don't think some of these schools really care if their students gets a job or not; they are just in it for the money. I had a situation where my stepdaughter had a friend who took a course and wanted me to tell her where she could work. I had no answer. The school SHOULD have had some ideas, but a lot just don't care.
personally, i don't think they
overhire. I think it is a combination of short turnaround times, and work flow variations mainly, with maybe a few other factors thrown in for good measure...

also i believe that they (and rightfully so) hire a few more than needed as all of the new hires never stay. The ones that do are transitioned in slowly and then generally i believe (as with myself) get plenty of work. and they will work with account changes until you are happy. but obviously that doesn't work for everyone. i'm sorry it was a bad experience for you, but it has/still is an excellent one for me! wishing you well...
Don't take it personally

The QA people don't know you other than how they see your work. They can't possibly like you or dislike you.   I have found that most people who are very busy (I have been one of them) when they are sending e mails or messages along those lines, just don't have the time to pretty it up.  When you don't hear tonal inflections from someone speaking it's very hard to interpret how a statement is truly intended.  It's also very easy to take something in a way that it was not intended at all.

Ignore the perceived tone and focus on the content.  Keep every e mail as backup.  Make the corrections that they want you to make.  Now if they are being contradictory with themselves, that's one thing, but if they're just being picky . . . . . that's their job.

Just keep at it, don't take personally
Have you ever noticed how many hits (viewed) listed on each job posting? So say 500 or more and allll emailed a resume and only 1 position AND, say they stopped reading resumes after one or two and hired. See? Just keep emailing your resume, even go to the old listing and email. It is not costing anything, not a stamp etc. Just check both main job posting areas MTjobs and MTstars. Look to see if you can add or subtract something on your resume. Make the Font heading a bit larger.
Personally, I would not take it
I make way more than that now, but it the other things it offers meet your needs, go for it. Insurance isn't cheap to buy on your own, and that would be an attractive part of the deal. I personally couldn't handle the $13.50 an hour, but that's just me. Maybe the advantages outweigh the low salary? Do what is best for YOU.
personally, not really,
I am honored to have a job that others think sounds great. well, I guess I do get irritated if they think it sounds too easy, but whenever I've let someone listen to a few sentences of dictation, they get a whole new perspective!!
Why take it so personally? No one

wants to listen to YOUR ignorance, either. Maybe you should also stay in the seat that's best suited to you, and you know which one that is.

You are you to constantly insult MTs here? This board is for MTs, which you are not, otherwise you wouldn't lose your drawers everytime someone posts something you don't agree with, HMMMMMM???

I don't personally know anyone s/m

who works on escription, they all seem to work on different platforms and some of the things they tell me they correct just blows my mind.  Most of them seem to have to put in headings or take them out and correct the numbering patterns in addition to making all kinds of really STUPID corrections.  Here is a good example one of my friends sent me this morning:

VR:  He will be given deep gentleman hospitalization. 


Dictated:  He will be given Epogen during the hospitalization.


So from what you say, I would say that it won't be long until MTs are really obsolete.  

I personally am getting started with them
soon and cannot be more excited. I look forward to working with them!
I personally would rather be warned of
a company's questionable business practices and stay away from them altogether than find out after I had been hired by them and got screwed out of my pay. 
Personally I don't think there are any psychics on here but I do see where someone would have
gotten the impression it was that service owner just based on the statement by the MTSO about the MT who bashed the company because they were fired. The MT had a good reason to be fired yet they blamed the MTSO. That is the only reason I thought it was that MTSO as well as I had seen something someplace else but this MTSO does usually use their name. Nothing psychic about it.
Personally, that's one of the things I liked

like I was really part of the health care team then, hearing doctors paged, hearing code blues called and hearing the pounding of the feet of the code blue team as they ran to the patient's room (of course the code blues aren't always on the floor directly above you, but when it is..).

Also, I've had a doctor pull up a chair and sit beside me as I transcribed his report where he mixed up left and right and he went through it with me and corrected himself. 

I dunno, I kinda like the in-hospital atmosphere.  I work at home now, but I do miss it being in the midst of it all. I never had that same feeling working for a service, because you are removed from it all.

I personally would take the $15 simply because
production-based work stinks regardless of how easy and how many normals there are. Production is never going to be a salary you can count on. Go for the $15. I sure would.
Personally, and this is only my opinion, I would never ever
go with either one of them. I used to work for Diskriter, and while there are some people that had problems with them, there are others who did not. I personally had quite a bit of problems - ran out of work all the time, late checks, etc. etc.

I have heard great things about Alltype - I do not work for them. I currently work with three people who all work for them part time and have loved it.

I, myself, decided to go back to working for a hospital. The benefits were far better than what Diskriter was offering.
Personally, I would not reveal sm
the fact that I had a medical condition. Isn't it discrimination and illegal for a company not to hire you based on the fact you have a chronic illness? I have a chronic illness, for years, and have never been turned for employment based on that. I don't reveal it in interviews. It doesn't keep me from working and I seldom (maybe once every 2 years) take time off related to it.
I have personally experienced this.
You say that you have a job with meaning and subsance. What is so special about the job with Sten Tel. Did your other MT jobs not provide meaning and substance?
I'm in the same boat, not trying to take it personally. nm
Personally, I am always worried about the
companies who offer the sign-on bonuses. Know what I mean? I don't know - just makes me wonder...Call me paranoid!! Don't know much about them. I applied there and it just wasn't -- all that -- for me. Pay was rather low, 8 cpl, I believe. Very nonspecific about accounts and work load, etc, as far as guarantee of work. No other specifics. Oh, yes, no sign-on bonus then!
Need to personally speak with

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

and I'm not saying this is your issue, but I know personally

my company will make things not so nice for an MT hoping they'll quit rather than firing them.  If quality continues to be poor, not meeting TAT, etc., then there may not be enough work, only the horrible dictators, etc.   If things are slow and you are a new hire maybe the old-timers are getting the work.   If a new account went VR that might also explain the work load too.   If you are otherwise happy at KS I'd call and be firm in that you need more work. 

I feel like companies should offer some explanation if work is low.  I know they can't give you what they don't have, but if you are a FT MT, there is a reason you are and you have obligations to meet and it isn't fair that they can't provide the work you need and not give you some feedback.    

I have never personally worked on it,

with some companies.  I hear ya' on the patient demographics.  I do mostly clinic, so schedules are provided to me, so I'm not sure how to help you.  I am surprised you are searching by name and not medical record number or some other number though.

Personally I was not happy.
They never got back to me and I emailed them several times. Bad enough not to hear back from a company but when a company whose job it is to help you does not get back to you? Depressed me even further.
I would definitely rather have 65 with spaces personally
Personally I like DSG. I work for them and MQ sm
I know there are people out there who disagree but if you work when you are supposed to and do what you tell them you will, then they don't bother you.  I like them.  Pay is decent.
Personally, I think TT is more organized than SG.
I applied for SG, got an immediate response because I had been on the Escription platform for over 3 years and 15 years of MT experience. They told me they needed someone ASAP and asked me to the do testing that day, which I did....and then NOTHING.  No response. My emails to them went unanswered, which I found rude. If for some reason, I did not pass the test (which was extremely easy), then out of common courtesy, they could have contacted me with a Dear John email even. I wasted my time immediately doing the testing only to be blown off. Very unprofessional in my opinion. That right there says a lot about a company. A few years ago, I did apply with TT, got offered the job and did work with them for a few months. I ended having to quit for personal reasons, nothing on their side as they were very organized and nice to work for. So, they get my vote. 
Your right on with that comment - Personally I'm

I personally am very, very happy for you..
good luck and you take good care of yourself
Personally, I think anyone that is interested in

becoming an MT is crazy.  It is one of the worst jobs to have and horrible for your health (sitting all day - horrible on your circulation).  I regret the day I got into it and thankful I have the opportunity to get out of it.  They pay is low unless you are an above average typist and you are responsible for your own taxes.  I hate paying taxes for the luxury of working in my OWN home.  If you get employee status the benefits are horrible.  Any MT that praises this field either types 200+ lpm and/or doesn't mind working 10 hour days including weekends. 

   I wouldn't recommend this to anyone.


HOW RUDE!  It's wonderful that you are able to tell what others are thinking or what they want to do.

Who are YOU to tell an MT to go somewhere else?  The poster has a right to her/his opinion just as much as you do, although she seems to be able to express herself with somewhat more class that you are capable of.

I have seen it happen personally.
You should contact a recruiter or possibly even your supervisor or another coworker if you still have their numbers and see if an opening is available and if not, what does the future look like.
Personally, I would never work for a
company where I had to pay if certain conditions were not met. What if there is no work and you are short your lines. I would look elsewhere.