Talking about low pay is not bashing a company
Posted By: it's simply stating a fact... on 2009-07-01
In Reply to: Aubri - cm
AGain, they wouldn't be hiring if the pay was not so darned low! I heard they are very nice. I have not personally worked for them, but people want replies whether they are good or bad, and even the moderators say to not take everything you read on here to heart.
If people want to apply and be paid that low rate, then go ahead.
If Mary H is so honest and ready to help, why didn't she answer the pay rate question? It's a fair question that deserves a fair answer.
There is no problem with tooting your own horn, but when someone goes quiet all of a sudden when the subject of pay rate comes up, it just sends a message that the pay is probably very low.
Some people are not worried about nice management because that's not what pays the bills.
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Bashing?????? You consider reporting nonpaying employers bashing? sm
Yeah, I got my 1099 too. It included the couple of thousand dollars for invoices that she's never paid me for. She really deserves her due now, doesn't she?? On the bright side, maybe the IRS can do something with her. Cuz I ain't paying taxes on that money she's never paid me.
I love the one where the MT was bashing a company for not contacting her..
Which company are you talking about ? NM
you must be talking about a different company.
Any particular company you are talking about? n/m
VTS is not hte company I was talking about below
who have kept everyone on 100% QA for unknown reasons. I switched the state and name and do not know how VTS is.
You can't be talking about the same company
Focus/Nuance is a division of Dictaphone and it's owned by Indians and based in Bangalor.
Offshoring for them is when they actually have to get US MTs to do work.
Are you talking about the company sm
that has the ad on the Job Seekers Board paying $17.00 an hour?? You think #17.00 an hour is too low?
Talking to owner of a company
The reason I would talk to an owner of a company is simply this. If you have gone to the people you are told do and nothing is resolved it is time to go over their heads and elsewhere. When I did this he/she had no idea it was that bad. Now you know why?
Have you tried talking to the current company? sm
I would try Keystrokes for radiology. They have a lot of work and new accounts. They require 5 yrs experience, but they took me with 3 years, 8 months. I make more there now than with the hospital I was working for.
okay, I'll ask - what company are we talking about?
Well, that would depend on whether you are talking company or hospital. sm
Companies are low paying; however, clients of your own is where the $$$$ is.
VR editing 10 cpl with client
3 cpl with company.
Talk of "mass exodus" and trash-talking a great company
is what you refer to as 'not being thrilled about the switch'?
Are we even reading the same posts?
VR people have tried reasoning with these posters in an effort to reassure them and calm them down, but apparently they're off to the races and thriving on their self-generated hysteria.
So, to answer your question, YES, I have said how much I like VR, only to be accused of lying, being management, an inferior transcriptionist, etc. They don't want to hear reason. They don't want reassurance. They want to draw blood.
These people are vicious with their false accusations and assumptions, and now they're turning their efforts towards a highly respected company that I, and MANY others, love working for because they refuse to catch up with the times. VR is no surprise. It's been a force for years and yet they all act shocked when it comes to pass, and then immediately turn tail and try to denigrate TT for implementing it.
And desperate to attack? WRONG. Because I refuse to sit back and watch my profession and an employer I have nothing but gratitude and respect for run into the ground are things I will not abide.
Not thrilled with the switch? These people have the same mentality as those who were burning books in ages past.
No, I do not work for OSi however, as a medical Transcriptionist with 20+ years of experience and QA experience -- I have seen and heard it all -- "I cant work weekends because I want a 9 to 5 job, I want to make 100,000 a year because that is what the ads promise -- I think that I can stay home with toddlers, and post on these boards all day" Truth be told, it's a hard profession -- the doctors names are not given, if you work for a compay in one state and live in another, you have to do the research -- these advertisements that are on television promise a wonderful salary, BUT.... you have to work your butt off to get that salary -- I have, as many of the OLDER and SEASONED MTs have seen a change in the "work ethiic" You want to be able to have your cake and eat it too -- MT is NOT an 8-5 Monday-Friday job -- I work for two services and am STILL barely able to make ends meet - its not India, its not the Phillipines or anywhere else -- its learning the English language and THINKING for yourself once in a while -- "gee I can't find this or that" well, its a sad statement on our society, because when I learned to spell, I learned with phonics -- another thing that I had an advantage with in this field was that I sang from grade school and college and if I didnt "understand the translation" then I was lost -- its NOT only typing -- its getting off boards like this and LEARNING something instead of "griping and complaining"
Sorry just my quarters worth after a 15 hour day
EVERYBODY IS ALWAYS BASHING OSI
THEY SHOULD WORK FOR A COMPANY THAT SUITS THEM AND STOP BASHING THEM HERE.
No bashing here...well, unless it's myself!
I kinda do that a lot. Therapist says it's bad for me, detrimental to my self-esteem, yada yada yada...but I dig it.
I got my 1099 too, which was great, but still doesn't mean she pays in a timely fashion.
If they HAVE work the people complain that there is too much work and if they DON'T HAVE work the people complain. Obviously the people complaining about TT not having work haven't got much experience working as an MT. You can't go out and get more work just to compensate for the slow times. TT usually has plenty of work...the hospitals get slow from time to time....DUH! It always gets slow this time of the year with the doctors taking their last vacations of the summer, people in general taking vacations,etc. Give up...go somewhere else if you don't like it. Leaves more for us.
No bashing here
I'm not going to bash you at all because I feel the same, and you're post helped me feel better about tht. I've been with MDI for 15 years (OMG!!!) and just feel so overwhelmed right now at the prospect of having to start over completely. I've been moaning and groaning to DH about this for days but today I'm putting on my big-girl panties, as they say, and am trying to find a new attitude. Who knows how things will work out, but I've got my fingers crossed and am saying my prayers! I know it's not for everyone, and for those who are moving on, I wish you all the luck in the world. Each one of us has to do what's we think is best. I'm going to try to start thinking positively about this and you never know, in the end it could be a good thing. Putting on my Happy Face now!
Why are you bashing this person?
Perfect example of bashing a company (Keystrokes) for no reason whatsoever. Giving helpful info to job applicants is a bash-worthy offense now? Sheesh.
Other than unsubstantiated bashing
how are they to work for, the platform, compensation, etc.
Everybody take cover! Here's comes the TT bashing again. nm
To soapbox gal and the others who are bashing her...
Come on now. Have you stayed in the same MT job from day 1??? I honestly doubt it. So truthfully what is the difference between her signing on multiple at one time and deciding after that or starting one, not liking it, ditching it, starting another, and so forth. No difference really. Other than that she knows she won't keep them all. But another point is that the companies can afford to hire as many of us as they want at one time because it's not costing them any more (other than bennies IF they even offer bennies) to have 10 of us to do the job of 2 MTs or just having 2 MTs. So more power to her! Get real here! It's time the tides were turned.
Ditto 200%. Also, most of the MT bashing...sm
by supervisors is not about the transcription quality at all, you know, what we were hired and paid (albeit poorly) to do... it's about the B.S. demographic crap, et.al, ad nauseum, stuff that is not our job in the first place, but the hospital's. T
The MTSOs are so paranoid about losing an account that they're constantly BROWN-NOSING the client hospitals AT OUR EXPENSE
. And we've been putting up with it.
I have never heard more woman being catty! Have any of you ever watched the movied called Mean Girls? I have worked with Penny and found her to be communicative, friendly, and out of her way helpful! Have you ever heard that old saying, if you don't have anything nice to say?
I wasn't bashing you...if you took is that way..sorry...
Keep trakc of who you are bashing, though! Is
crap and can't even do it cause you folks are so emotional you get the names of the companies wrong probably 50% of the time. So who are YOU fighting about? TTS or TTD? This is what happened a few days ago with the whole mess, MTs reading ACRONYMS wrong and blasting the wrong companies, so some parties felt compelled to post defending themselves, etc. Sheesh - accuracy is our profession. Get your letters correct while you're trying to ruin a company - at least take aim and fire at the right one, OK?
If you donít do VR then why are you bashing something you know nothing about?
You have posted several things on here about what a hot mess. You are saying you are not doing. How do you know what the platforms are like and how it works? Gosh, I thought you were trying to do and coming up short, did not know you are not working on it.
This, too, is Obama bashing BS.
This belongs on the politics board. It's political garbage.
The Obama administration has not released details of any medical records plan and likely will not before some kind of health care legislation has been passed by Congress.
You don't start building a foundation until you know what kind of building you are going to build.
I have been watching this KS bashing and hope that it never happens to sm
my company. You are horrible, bitter, miserable people who seem to have nothing better to do than throw in 2 cents that mean nothing. I am apalled at the childish behavior of adults and profassionals.
Long distance? All of my 32 of my employees have to provide unlimited long distance or be local to Atlanta. They all have either cable digital or Southern Bell and no one complains as it is not very expensive and does not really add to their regular phone bills.
If you want more than 0.06 per line, you have to be willing to give and take too. MTSOs are here to make money too and I think you would be very surprised to see that we do not make as much as you think, maybe even less than some MTs.
This is the same poster who started the bashing (sm)
several months ago. If I'm not mistaken, I believe she was let go but I might be thinking of someone else, pretty sure it's the same one though. So much work I worked all weekend, and I wasn't even scheduled!
I agree - don't call it bashing.
I work for Precyse and I haven't seen anyone give glowing reports on this board (not like TT or KS, anyway!). But, it doesn't bother me a bit if someone has something less than positive to say about the company - it's not a personal reflection on me. I make a good living, take the good with the bad (if you're an MT, you know what I mean), and have the flexibility I need to raise a 9-year-old. I bought a house 2 years ago and a car last year - and I'm a single mom with no child support. BTW, Precyse honors mature (and I don't necessarily mean old!), responsible MTs who don't need a lot of hand-holding. That's one of the things I agree with from previous posters. And I definitely prefer it, rather than constant IMs or emails (how in the world are you supposed to get your work done?).
Wait a sec - I got off track there. I don't consider it bashing a company if you had a negative experience there. Please share your experience with others wanting to reseach jobs. If there's a trend developing in a company or in the industry, this is where you'll see it - but only if people are honest. What I do call bashing is when someone starts attacking the poor person who is trying to report a negative experience. (Or when the spell-check police are on duty. HELLO??!! Chat rooms, instant messaging, and text messaging are considered informal conversations - NOT legal documents.)
Wait a sec - I got off track there - again. Anyway, my advise is....find a good company that YOU like and don't worry about anyone else.
For all the 4 Season bashing, just want to say ower
It's about Nat'l Security, not bashing India
I have posted this before. It's not that American MTs are scapegoating India or Indian MTs.
Are 1st concern is with NATIONAL SECURITY. Some of our MTSO do transcribe for V.A. Hospitals (and 1 brave MT did whistle blow on Medquist for doing this).
I'm not against nation building; however, how is it that India and Pakistan have billions for nuclear weapons, BUT can't feed their people???
And, why do their top 1-10% of their educated, the Brahmans, ABANDON their country the 1st chance they get, and leave their country with a BRAIN DRAIN?
This situation is like Mexico in reverse. We get Mexico's uneducated and poor AND India's best and brightest.
These respective country's government MUST do better for their OWN PEOPLE!
I for one get sick of TransTech bashing
Of course they have work. Everybody wants banker's hours. Duh. It's not the company's fault.
Because the lefties have more fun bashing Bush.
Maybe instead of bashing companies and/or people
you should learn to SPELL first. Maybe that's part of the reason why you had no work if that was actually the case.
I don't even work there and am amazed at the bashing here. sm
From everything I can tell, there are only a handful of good companies to work for of the bigger ones yet I see a lot of negative, bashing posts for these same company that stink of one or two people with chips on their shoulders.
From all accounts, I think that the few that are good, including Webmedx, Keystrokes and MDI-MD, want experienced MTs who produce quality reports and do what they commit to doing in the time they commit to completely their days. Not too much to ask, but there are handful of people here at MTStars that feel like everyone is out to get them.
My advice to all of you that complain about QA departments and strict companies: Brush up on your skills, learn from your corrections, work your shifts OR GET A NEW JOB IN A DIFFERENT LINE OF WORK.
You all give professional MTs a bad name.
I didn't mean for my post to come off as bashing
I hope you didn't take it that way. Just wanted to throw out a couple of suggestions if you still had the time to get back with the company and negotiate. Actually happy to hear someone has an MT job that they enjoy! :-)
Thanks. I felt like bashing my head against a wall
Interesting that all those bashing TT have never worked there and those praising
TT are employees. Speaks volumes, dontcha think?
No one is bashing, just giving opinions from what they have heard.
Ummmm, let's make that UNDESERVED bashing
I work there and at MDI-MD (until THIS revelation today, my MDI days are now DONE), and I'd NEVER say anything negative about TT. There's just nothing bad to say about them. I had actually taken an offer from TT when the MDI-MD work started to evaporate, and am I glad I did!
You and I know how great they are...we work there :-)
There is a difference between bashing and legitimate negative opinion. nm
That is completely untrue. Why are people bashing Transcend on the board?
They are a good company, with good people.
Yes, it DOES! As you started with bashing and personal insults, you admitted being wrong...nm
Question. You posted complaints about Keystrokes and Spheris, but that wasn't bashing. So why
Not talking about lines. Talking about what you actually
You MUST be talking about OSI
see... this is what I'm talking about
This is good stuff. Thank you. Now about platforms. What seem to be the main complaints? What makes a platform 'good'? The one I work on has a screen where most of the demographcis are filled in, but you have to do a couple. Then you go into the report. I don't really mind it, but have nothing to compare it to.
I don't know who YOU are talking about
I don't really know who you are talking about nor do I care about what happened in Spring 2004. That was 18 months ago. But if that lady did have a company, I am sure she knew something about running a company. I was speaking about current stuff, and the ladies I worked for were absolutely THE most wonderful people ever. One even went to bat for me when the company shorted me some money. She stood up to the big dogs, and she won too!!!! What a wonderful, wonderful human being!!! She was a great TEAM leader, TEAM player, and made our team awesome!!! She made you want to work for her AND our team!! Never in all my years of working ANYWHERE (and I'm 45 years old...so lots of bosses!!!) have I ever found anyone that compares with her! I had (and have) many that need to take lessons from her, but none that compare or even come close! :)