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She is right on in her description of the company

Posted By: ex-OSi on 2007-02-01
In Reply to: What makes you.... - anon

and their management style.  People who lack experience and qualifications are the ones who are promoted.  There was an MT at OSi who was on 100% review for months and months.  She was then promoted to a QA positon, and while in that position was on the easiest clinical account they had.  BUT, the client demanded that she be removed from doing QA on their account.  And then, guess what?  She was promoted to QA manager.  Many, many, many good QA Specialists and good MTs have left.  Like somebody earlier said, OSi is the perfect place for newbies.  It is not the place for MTs with anything on the ball.  You should honestly check out the whole management staff.  It is very comical.  OSi is a joke.  Sorry to upset your apple cart!

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    just by the description of the job, sm
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    end date of your requested FMLA leave, then look back 12 months to determine if you’re still entitled to

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    Control copy, put in in text description, name it then save.
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    Exactly..company recruiters and/or company owners (sm)
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    This is happening all throughout the what used to be called profession. Seems to happening all through everything these days. Humanity and heart are being pushed down to the bottom...
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    Why not? It is either this company, MQ (most of the time) or another company.
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    I'm sure it varies from company to company.

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    I'm sure companies don't have time to read all the resumes that come in because they can get upwards of 200 resumes when they post an opening.  I was once contacted by a company to submit my resume (don't know  where they got my name).  I did submit a resume and they sent me a letter via snail mail saying that I did not have enough experience, even though I had 10 years of experience more than they require and they were the ones who contacted me.   Some companies say they hold resumes for 6 months.   With so much competition for jobs I think companies now take the most experienced and the others get filed or tossed.  It is rare that a company contact you to let you know you didn't get the job. 

    It is not a company. This is a hospital, not a MT company.
    sent you an email
    Everyone should contact this company because they must the the best company ever

    Apparently, I was one of the lucky ones who passed the Medgarde's transcription test. I received a call from the recruiter that told me I should be so lucky because the waiting list for their company is long and her calendar was booked for an official interview until two weeks from now.  At that time, they would have verified the MT school I listed I graduated from and have investigated me.  Also, when my two weeks come up, I would be given an hour long interview, 1/2 hour of the test would be general questions regarding things such as my computer and the next portion would be more indepth about medical termionology and transcribing.  Last, but not least, the recruiter told me I was lucky to get a call because most do not make it thus far.  Well, should I be waiting with bated breath for my interview in two weeks.

    There is no best company. Only the company that works for you. sm
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    SS is not the only company that does that -
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    Opinions please?  I have been hired by them to start next week, and I am a bit concerned.  They seem terribly unorganized.  It is possible that I am just having bad luck and caught them at a bad time, I suppose.  Any thoughts on this company?



    Is this the same company

    that it is rumored to be interested in buying Heartland?

    What is SPI? Is this another name for a different company?
    Other than MQ, has anyone been with their company for 2 yrs or more? Will you name it here? nm
    Never pay a company....

    You should never have to pay the company, if they require SPECIAL software, then they should provide that for you, outside of your footpedal and transcription "gear", NEVER pay for something that you could not use to work for ANY company!!1