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Someone below asked why no posts about KS lately? I can answer for me at least. sm

Posted By: KS transcriptionist on 2008-05-04
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I used to post on here as a cheerleader for KS but was always bashed so I stopped posting.  I went to the owner of the company about the bashing, and she responded that while she used to get upset by this board and others like it, she stopped paying attention to it and decided that if someone had a decision to make, they would make that decision based on facts, not on an anonymous board.  She advised that I not take it personally, but I still did. 

About 15 months ago, another company contacted me and promised the moon.  I asked KS to match it, and they would not, so I left.  I became one of the nay say'ers thinking that they did not care enough to make a valuable employee stay and still did not have insurance that was affordable.

Fast forward a year.  The company I left for did not live up to any promises.  I applied for, was hired at and worked for a month or two or even three for five more companies in 10 months.

Last December, I decided to swallow my pride and go to the owner of Keystrokes to ask if I could come back.  She sent me to the recruiter who made me reapply, send my resume, answer the question sheet and take the test.  She then offered me my position back on a different account and my same pay rate.  I jumped on it and have not regretted it for one second.

I love my job, love Keystrokes and plan on staying for a very long time. The grass is NOT greener on the other side!

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I asked this the other day on another post - didn't get an answer
Asked for a raise; no answer in a month
I don't know what to do and thought someone's expertise could help me.   I have been at my company over a year.   I am the primary Transcriptionist on the account and keep it afloat.   When others don't get their work done they call on me and I do their work also.  Extra work, I do it.   I asked for a raise 4 weeks ago and I am getting the run around.  I keep being sent to another person, another person, now this person knows, no now back to that person, etc.   I just want an answer!!!  I feel like I am pestering them now but I feel I deserve an answer either way.  What more can I do?    I sent 2 emails last week and have had no response now.  
Your post doesn't answer the question I asked.

You said you LIKE to pay your bills, you have a good rapport with your supervisor, you're flexible.  Does "you're flexible" mean that you work in addition to your 8-hour shift when the work load is low to make your 20K lines per pay period? 

I asked for Transolutions Administration to answer this question.
Hey, Donna D. asked a question and I gave an answer...
so why don't you smite Donna D. for keeping the thread going. 
I answer posts also for KS when I can..(nm)

And I asked Transcend to limit their posts.


Exact question asked last week. Read old posts.
look at how many posts are on this page about t-Tech and what they could answer

I work for them and I have no problems sending an email and getting answers from them.

This is getting worse than Medquist was.

I am getting sick of hearing about them.

TT management does not answer questions that you ask them; only answer those they want to answer.

I know, work for a long time and tried asking questions, but they just beat around the bush and don't answer the true question that you presented to them.

Maybe it is kite flying weather where you are !!!

When they called me and I asked them if they offshored, they asked me why that was my business!
I can answer that question with a simple answer!
Strengths - none.
Weakness - all.
Sad but true. You're asked to work NOW, then asked to stop NOW, then go again and then stop
If you dont get off the minute the hospital asks, even if you have no idea that they have requested that your to be off, then the hospital MTs steal your work right out of your queue and I mean reports you have already done. I dont understand the concept of having a contract with a hospital and then having to fight for work with the hospital MTs. We should have guaranteed work during our shift and enough of the the hospital wants you to help right now and then a few hours later they want us to stop working as the work is too low. It is crazy and I couldnt work like that so I had to quit.
Posts from April said everyone gets 8.5 cpl/newbie or experienced. Recent posts said
A few posts about them about 3/4 of the way down this page between the DSG & Diskriter posts. nm
ok-you asked for it.........sm
Good points: Pay always on time and always correct.

Bad points: Work flow is not consistent (some days plenty of work, some days no work at all on the system).

Their QA for eScription Accounts are very inconsistent and do not follow account specifics. Change correct things and terms to incorrect terms (very very frustrating).

Indian based and Indian run company.

They subcontract out most of their eScription work to other MTSO companies.

Don't know about the other side of it using their NetCare system. I work on their eScription side of things, which is all run by the India based company.

Since they are eating up all of the eScription accounts, I thought I'd try them - needless to say it is not very profitable.

Don't count on making good money there. Many days without work.

To each their own. It may be a good fit for some.
I asked for more

and that's what I was told the line rate I could get. 

And to top it all, I have a friend who has TWO YEARS experience and was offered 8 c/line for a PT position.  PART TIME!!!  And I'm getting 8.5/line for FT with all that experience in acute care?  Something stinks here. 

Wouldn't you be upset????


Sorry...I asked this before
but can't find the post!  Does anyone know a good website that lists most MT companies (besides MT Daily).  Thank you.
Know what FTP is. That's why I asked who uses it. nm
I asked that down below...
and no one seemed to know about the platform except to watch your line count? Not sure what that means.
since you asked, yes, 1 do nm



Not what I asked about but thanks anyway. SM
The drug testing doesn't bother me.   I would just like to know the answers to my questions before I apply. 
Same here. Have never been asked if CMT or not. I'm not. nm
yes they do...have you asked for one?
Yes I asked -
I asked that below...
but didn't get any reply.  Not sure that's a bad thing or a good thing!
Well, have you ever asked?
to be able to fluctuate your working hours?  Guess that would make a difference.
Have you ever asked
Unfair, yes and no. I do know they have called others who were not working when they were scheduled to be. It probably depends on what account you are on, and so may not actually change anything except that you will have to clock in and out each time you quit and start during the day.
I tried to tell you below when you asked, but
you don't seem to want to heed the advice given, not only by me but the numerous others who posted.  In this day and age no company can guarantee you work. 
Not what I asked.
Then, how many MTs does TT have? Big company? Little company? I would like a number cause I'm curious.
I know that this has been asked before BUT (sm)

Can anyone give me information on TTD, Inc?  It is also known as TTD and The Transcription Doctors.  I have searched the archives with all 3 names and cannot find anything.  However, when I googled them I found 2 older posts on MTstars for them but was hoping for more current information.  TIA

Since you asked...I believe it's
We've gone from typewriters and using White-out to desktops and using Word shortcuts. That changed the way we transcribe. Because of the internet and home computers, a lot more of us are able to work from home.

Now, the same is happening with EMRs. How it all plays out is anybody's guess. My guess is there will be *growing pains* but, in the end, transcriptionists will never be without some sort of job. Someone mentioned data mining below, and there's also data tagging, which will probably become an *official* title here pretty soon.

There's also the opinion in
http://www.medical-transcription-and-you.com/healthcare-emr.html (you'll have to copy and paste) that there are still hundreds of millions of records being dictated the old-fashioned way, which will need transcriptionists to type them.
I believe that someone asked about this same

company a few days ago and someone else posted on the company but it would be wayyyyyyyyyyy on down the page by now or a couple of pages over.  People are answering posts on various companies, it is just with so many posts by MDIers and Transcenders they are getting shifted down very fast. 

Hope you are able to find the post!! 

Have you asked them about it yet?
That may just mean that if you drop your signal or something you're on your own. I would think that it would severely limit their employee pool if they only hired people who had one and only one person hard-wired into the modem at any given time.
Have you asked them about it yet?
After reading the 2nd agreement that says I can't have a wireless router, but I can have a regular router with Ethernet cord, I called help desk on the chance that someone would answer at 3 AM. A guy did and said that lots of people have routers, but you can't use the wireless kind and to call back when the office is open.
Yes, they asked for volunteers to help out.



I'm not kicking anything. Someone asked
shared my experience. I really don't think a $110 loss on my taxes is going to make or break me. I'm just giving people the heads-up on this company and how nasty they can be.
I asked this same question the
other day and got no responses.  I saw an ad for them on another site and was curious.  I also called directory assistance - no listing.
Who was venting? I asked
you to come nosing in with your helpless and rude comments.  I wasn't complaining.  I know my superiors are very busy and I just thought maybe a current Medware MT could help me out while I wait for a response.  Instead, you have made it a big huge long drawn out one-sided conversation from my simple questions.  Guess we all know that must mean you are a very boring person with nothing better to do with your life.  You don't know the circumstances of my hire.  I was offered a job and turned it down.  A few months later I returned and they got me set up right away and neglected to send me all the new hire information.  Not that it was any of your business anyway.....
No. It is employee. I just asked and have been
with them for over a year now. No SE work. Not sure why she posted their name because it is strictly employee status, not SE.
I hope not too. I asked about the
account they put me on, and they said they are training me on the account they specifically hired me for.  I answered their ad for a high percentage of ESL hospital dictation.  So far, every single report has been an ESL, some worse than others.  Like I said, I will see how it goes.  So far not easy, but doable.  I am giving it a chance, and will not quit MQ.  If I don't like it, I will quit.  I have a family to support. 
I asked this before and don't think it was answered (sm)
Have you ever heard of or worked for Orion (OMT)?  Been offered a job and am considering it. 
no one asked you to work for them, did they? lol
some companies offer ZILCH

go point your shame somewhere else

at least they are offering what they can and are open about it

You asked the question.

You got the answer.  What part don't you understand?

If you want to be used as a tool to tweak the BeyondTXT VR platform so it will work smoothly for the Indians who will replace you, or if you are only looking for a temporary job with no future, then go work for Transcend.

But don't come back here whining and saying you weren't warned.

It sounds as though they asked for
the client name from the way the post was written, not just the national's name.  If that is what happened, that would be unethical.  If all that was asked was who is your employer that, of course, would be needed information in the hiring process.
Yes, I was asked to take the test for
I have questions:

Do you have to use a c-phone? What are the two phone lines about?

Are the medical benefits decent? How much for a single person?

Do they require weekend work and holidays such as memorial day and Christmas?

Anything else you can offer would be appreciated.
Don't do it. She asked all MTs to wait for their
checks in January and told us that it would happen again in July. I had bounced checks, late checks and the owner is a snake. Not the same as Keystrokes. LeePerfect's owner's first name is not Lee.
I'm glad you just asked that
I just applied, got an email back to go take the test in the employment area. I went to the employment area and I can't find anything at all regarding a test so I emailed them back. I also went back in the archives and found some from a while ago and they're weren't good with respect to pay. I'd like to hear if there are people who have more recent experience.
Have you asked their recruiters? -nm
No, I asked to be changed.
Obviously I could not find anything or I would not have asked. Why is everyone
on here so rude?