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So you can believe an anonymous person who is friends with the owner

Posted By: QT MT on 2006-11-02
In Reply to: I can't really believe this for the ... - Patterson

when they say it isn't so, but you believe an anonymous poster who says they are losing the account?  If you have concerns call the company.  You've come here many times in the past and griped about this company.  You have the right to do so, but you're still with the company.   Could it be that they are one of the best companies out there, not perfect, but better than most? 

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    To the person who sent me the anonymous, rude email. FYI: I AM an MT and I post answers here to di
    a true response is given, not supposition and rumor. I do not know why you find it take and ignorant (your words) that I answered that Keystrokes does not and will not send work overseas, but as an MT, that was very important for me to know and part of the decision I made to go to Keystrokes in the first place.

    I will not be intimidated by anonymous emails and certainly will continue to post answers with facts when asked.

    This board is for everyone in transcription, not just those who think they can control the threads, and I for one like to hear from others in the industry with different viewpoints.

    It should not reflect poorly on KS as you said; quite the opposite, I will only post facts and as offshore is an important topic. If your opinion is different than mine, that is your choice, but to send a rude email anonymously with a threatening tone was obviously meant to intimidate me.
    This person is nuts. She does not know the owner, and if she did sm
    she would know that she does not play slot machines. Ever. She goes to casinos a few times a year, not often, and WHO CARES WHAT SHE DOES WITH HER FREE TIME AND MONEY? I know her well and obviously this person does not. This person is obviously trying to hurt the reputation of someone who doesn't deserve to have her name ruined. The truth is that the owner works 7 days a week, more than 8 hours most days. That's why we all have enough work to keep us busy and why our benefits keep increasing and why we do not have pay cuts. Geesh. Personal attacks on someone's integrity. This board is getting worse and worse.
    I agree wholeheartedly. The owner is not a timid person and has
    and even though I don't work for her, I'd stand up for her any day of the week. If the original poster has an ax to grind, it certainly doesn't make him/her come across as a _professional_ by making a slanderous remark and then acting like a juvenile. It is certainly the owner's right to conduct business in a manner that is best for the company and changing one's mind about who to do business with is her right in order serve her company, clients and employees best interests.
    The person who posted the job ad today is the owner of the company, not the recruiter.
    Professional MT Recruiting Services run by a woman named Terri is no longer allowed to recruit on this website.  However, it should be understood the actions of the recruiter should not be held against All American Medical Transcription.
    The person who posted the job ad today is the owner of the company, not the recruiter.

    Professional MT Recruiting Services run by a woman named Terri is no longer allowed to recruit on this website.  However, it should be understood the actions of the recruiter should not be held against All American Medical Transcription.

    To anonymous. SM
    I totally agree with your post. You would think a forum such as this would be full of comradery, support, and help. And, sometimes, it is.

    Unfortunately, mostly it seems to be MTs (and MT business owners posing as working MTs) bashing each other. It's almost as if you become afraid to post an opinion for fear of being jumped on for having that opinion.

    But, hang in here if you will and post what you want. Help when you can. Take what decent advice you can get. And, just let the b.s. roll off your back.
    You are anonymous here, so sure!
    I am not anonymous
    From what I understand there was insurance but too high, they are working very hard on getting a plan a lot more reasonable, I am sure if that is a big issue someone could wait until it is in place, but I would work for Keystrokes if they didn't provide insurance.
    I am still not anonymous
    We have all become so cynical,I am myself, and have really lost a trusting part of me that I miss because of this profession. Keystrokes has been honest and that is something so many of us are not used to anymore. I don't think that is going to change, at least I hope not. Keystrokes is not a fit for everyone, but if you want honesty, a fair shake, then what I am posting is the truth, I am not a lead, not a manager, haven't met the top people but the owner is hands on and that means a lot. I personally emailed Lee when I wanted to come back after leaving for 2 years and she took me back with open arms, and for that I am greatful.
    to anonymous
    Finally, I knew this could not just be happening to me,and I know that there are even more out there that this is happening to. Monday count off by 58 lines, Tuesday their count and my count the same, Wednesday count off by 44, Thursday count off by 69 lines, and today the counts are the same; but nothing changed on either end as far as how the counters were set up. Come on now, you don't have to be an accountant to see it does not add up.
    To anonymous
    I doubt the other poster is your honey (whatever happened to treating colleagues like fellow professionals); you might gain a lot from taking a basic business course. Many of the women's business organizations offer them and that might help you find a practical answer that you could use in your situation. Asking what the top line rate is is like asking what X equals in a huge algebra equation with too many variables. We'd like to help you, but there are just too many variables here.
    Cuz?--As a former MTSO, I would not hire anyone who cannot use the tool of our trade (English) correctly. No, I am not being the grammar police. I think it is relevant because the issue seems to be professionalism--on many levels. Please keep in mind that all kinds of people read these boards--recruiters, hiring managers, etc. It seems that people either have professionalism or they don't......
    The best thing I ever did when I was starting out was to take a workshop in basic business for women. Although this class was in California, I am sure that various women's business organizations offer them other places. They will teach you how to price things, how to do P and L statements, how to write a business plan and a proposal, etc. Truly, it was kind of fun and it might help you get started. Not trying to be the police here, just trying to give you a hand up.
    It does not matter how many times you say it and it does not matter whether the client allows it or not. What matters is that the company actually DOES it and it deprives an American worker of work. Get it?
    No, that is incorrect. The merger went into effect 1 September, 2009. The MDI-MT's will have things as they are until 1 January, 2010 when heaven knows what will happen. Just guessing, but I am putting my bet on a reduced cpl for all MDI-MTs and forced use of VR. I could be right, I could be wrong, but that is how I would call it. Just saying.....
    Anonymous report to IRS (sm)
    I just posted a reply to an IC who is tired of being burned.

    I want to add - and not to out of spite to fellow MTSOs - if you want to stop the trend of requiring ICs to follow set/ employee schedules, you can make an anonymous report to the IRS. No company, and no one wants an IRS inquiry/audit.

    That said, I strongly suggest that, so as not to arouse suspicion that you are the anonymous reporter, you not complain about your hours/set time while you make this IRS report. You want to rectify the situation, but you do not want compromise your earnings.
    It's anonymous board.
    posters here use monikers/handles to protect their real identity.

    No way to search by name!

    See my name above :))
    I'm not hiding behind an anonymous name. I am me and have
    used this moniker for years, though others are posting with the same moniker.  
    Nope, its anonymous.
    Anonymous Transcender
    I hope it all works out for you. Rather than looking it as being jerked around, you might take it instead in the positive viewpoint of being given a heads up. Good luck to you!
    I think it is one person. I had a few print outs from a few weeks ago and this person even capital
    I have had a positive one. I have been with Keystrokes for 3 months and am very happy.

    I printed them to show my manager but she told me that there are few bitter people out there and no one can do anything about them. My manager said that everyone can tell that it is the same few over and over again, for Keystrokes and a few other companies as well. Time to move on Ms. Anon. I cannot think why a company would go through the trouble of getting IDs and getting you installed just to ignore you after that. Doesn't make sense, does it? Are you sure that't the whole truth? You keep saying truth but it sounds fishy.
    Exactly what I'm talking about RUDE! You are a very unhappy person. A happy person does not
    respond in such a way!  This is the reason SS has such a bad name.
    Yep. And those praising are also anonymous. I like to hear the
    full range. Usually the truth for the majority falls somewhere in between the two extremes.
    Anonymous; that's the problem here, people
    can say anything they want and not be held accountable; in particular, on the Word Board.  Posting anonymously takes away from the reliability of the poster. I don't know who to believe the majority of the time!
    Are you going to trust the anonymous post of someone you
    You don't know the poster, his/her ideals or goals, whether they are credible or not.

    Seems like blind faith that could cost you in the long run.

    Your anonymous and just showing one of the reasons
    that SS is a horrible place to work. 
    Ethics? On an anonymous forum? (sm)
    It's too much to hope for wanting people to be ethical on an anonymous forum. Just take everything you read with a grain of salt and post what you know to be the truth whenever you see flagrant bull being posted by unscrupulous people. Unfortunately, that's about all you can do. People do unethical stuff all the time in business. Sad but true.
    OSI allows only company email, keeps coworkers anonymous
    and that stinks
    Name calling on an anonymous board? How cliche.


    I use anonymous email. If I use a moniker it isn't my real name.
    It's been like this on this website for a loooong time now! I've been posting anonymously for ages, so I don't know where you get the fact that you can't post anonymously anymore. The email I use is for this website only and doesn't even include my real name.

    It's as anonymous as it gets without having a bunch of spam posts invade the boards.

    I've liked it for a long time now and still like it. If you don't ... then, well, you know...
    soooo, you are posting anonymous posts to your own
    posts now??? How childish. Besides that, I did not see any copyright mark on the eye rolling thing, and I was not responding to YOU, but to someone else. I thought you were *bored* and had moved on. Apparently not because you always have to have the last word about anything. I guess that makes you feel that your are always right, as well as a people abuser. LOL.
    I am not a hateful person but that person screamed at me for 45 minutes. sm
    She said all transcriptionists are idiots.
    Says you.
    I have friends who are still there and (sm)
    are hating it more and more everyday.  They are already putting out feelers for other companies and ask me how I like my new job.  It's like day and night from SmartMed.
    What? My friends?
    Because of my good buddies, I don't have to pay any taxes. That makes them my bestest friends. As I trot around the globe on the backs of the working class, I'll flush the commode while flying over your state just to say a BIG HELLO! 
    Yea, try almost 60!!!! And my friends say I should go
    The email said the owner as she is the owner of the email software package. sm
    We got the list from AHDI. If someone does not wish to be on our email list, there is a link to click on at the bottom of those for opting out. We immediately remove those that click the link.

    We also have a few mailling going out. Same thing - if you opt out of the email program, we will remove you from all contact.

    We need transcriptionists for many new accounts and have ads on here and other sites, as well as several magazines. We are going to need over 100 MTs in the next 3 months due to new accounts and more work on existing accounts!
    try All Type. I have quite a few friends who
    work for them part time and have raved about them.
    If they were very close friends, yes I would let them know. sm
    However, I would be very tactful in doing so. Maybe give them a hint to start looking for another company or job that you have some inside information...etc. If they don't get the hint, then just tell them.

    Chances are the company may know this is coming and didn't tell the MTs. Most companies know when their contracts are up for bid or they are given 30-90 day notice the hospital dropping them. So, if the owners of the company do not have the common courtesy to let their MTs know, shame on them! It happens all the time in the corporate world.

    Little bit of advice - do not get into gossipy detail, he said, she said. Just do it with diplomacy.

    Good luck whatever you decide.
    new friends - Winefred
    Wow, thanks girls!  I had a lot of response and appreciate it.  Looking forward to chatting with all of you. Go TTer's!!
    I used to be best friends with my boss (sm)
    and let me tell you, there is always some guilt that goes along with your friend asking you to give up your weekends, time off, whatever, to work.  I loved her dearly as a friend, but I don't seek out boss/employee friend relationships any more for this very reason. 
    Supportive? Yes! If we were friends...however,
    My Friends are Happy
    Not true, I got a few friends working at ATSI and they are getting better packages and salaries than most other companies and are quite happy there and they got plenty of work with salaries on time!
    wow! one of my best friends is currently at Grady
    He was admitted on Tuesday, still not discharged.  I'll have to call him to see if he is aware of this dilemma.
    Transcriptionist friends
    To NM: The server wouldn't let me email you. I would love to have a fellow transcription friend!
    I have several friends who are in bankruptcy
    right now, mostly from the shenanigans over at Medquist. My dearest friend was so embarrassed and ashamed and felt it was a dishonorable thing to do. She had her back against the wall (she lost her house too, it was foreclosed) and I told her there is nothing dishonorable about falling on hard times. Perhaps all of the people who judge those who are having a tough go of it ought to remember that they have not walked in others' shoes.
    Well, I agree and have other MT friends

    and have enlightened each other ad nauseum.  I don't think that I am just sitting around complaining, as I tried to be proactive in my situation and they DIDN'T want to hear from me, and DIDN'T care.  I got the boot.  There were others waiting to take my place - someone who is willing to be degraded and doesn't care, and management doesn't have to get my pesky e-mails.

    As far as a large group of MT's standing up and fighting for ourselves, that would be great!  Where do I sign up?

    I receive an anonymous email from someone that had a friend go to work for them and it was bad news.
    Glad I passed it up. It sounded awful, no communication and no work etc..
    not anonymous - I do work for Keystrokes, I thought I made that clear
    I do work for them, it is hard not to trust anymore but yes, I do work for Keystrokes, I thought I made that clear. The other poster seemed cynical. I understand that. I love working for Keystrokes. it is an honest company. After all the other companies I have been with it is refreshing!