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Teehee!!!! HAHA LOL! I feel like I am treated that way sometimes. sm

Posted By: TT2theMAX on 2008-04-05
In Reply to: Yes -- we are all so very aware that you are their Golden Child. NM - TTworkerbee

As for how I know my accuracy...

I have QA bonuses.  You have to pull up 99% or better on audit to get it AND send under a certain percentage to QA in full.

NO I am NOT the only OP specialist we have.  If you don't see OPs it is probably because they go to us first and if we finish, you don't have any of them in the general pools.

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I do NOT feel that I am treated disrespectfully! Quite the opposite, really. sm

ALL of the support people I have dealt with have been extremely polite and helpful.  I hear please and thank you all of the time.  You do not get that too much anywhere nowadays, it seems.

Granted, I would have been happy if I had been like the one poster and had been paid this Saturday, which is what the original post was abuot, it seems, but I always know that I WILL be paid. It is not like some of these MTSOs I read about who write bad checks, give excuses about paying late, cheat you on your pay, etc.  They are very honest people and I never worry about that end.  In fact, they have shown me kindness in the past where others would not have cared at all. 

There are problems with all companies, and this company is not perfect, but then again I have not found any company that IS perfect.  Admittedly, when I was first told that the company was in India, I was a bit taken aback as I had always viewed them as the enemy.  However, all of the transcription is done in the US, and the work is sent to India to be pasted into the GEMMS platform. How it works out to be cost effective for them I do not know, but anything that saves me having to type directly into that nasty platform (GEMMS) is a blessing.  I now have a couple of other jobs, but that is only because I wanted to be an employee with benefits.

I feel bad that this whole thing has turned into a bashing of the company and especially Tonya.  It is true that she has gotten busy, but I always know that I can email her or call her and she will get back with me.  There are times that the work dried up for me and I was not happy, especially when I saw ads for more MTs, but I also blame myself for not talking to the right people about it.  Most issues can be worked out if you just deal directly with the people who can help you and not just come anonymously on a message board and complain.  In fact, I wrote to Tonya about the paycheck issue, and she confirmed for me that they had my invoice and the funds had been issued, so that was that.

Bottom line, the pay is decent, the work is easy, and the people are great.  People could find far worse places to work.

I apologize for the long post, but when I saw that post, it really annoyed me.  Thanks for letting me vent. 

Snot grams? Teehee. You got that right.
I cringe whenever I see a new email from her pop up. And they do seem to be in cycles. It will be quiet for a few weeks, and then all of a sudden we'll be bombarded with them.
Is it possible to do call forwarding to one of those expensive phone sex lines? teehee.
I feel the same way...I love working for Keystrokes and feel blessed that I have such a wonderful jo
I'm still not over the way they treated me
I am excellent and highly experienced and I was given voice recordings that were re recorded and impossible to hear, I was yelled at. I'd rather scrub toilets than work for them. They were like the sweatshops of olden days, but mostly I resent the way I was treated and not appreciated at all... a no blanks account. It's been quite a while and I still cringe to think of them.
Treated like IC
No, I'm treated like an IC now, work whatever hours I want. I've enjoyed working for Focus, I like my primary account a lot - not too many ESLs. I just don't want to be forced to be employee status.
Sorry you were treated that way
I have been with the company quite awhile, and while they are generally nice, they do tend to push a bit and can be short on empathy. They do pay on time and have decent benefits, but the TR platform is designed to make more money for the company (I'm certain), as that silly drop down menu for headers slows you down. The supervisors are generally nice, but all business. Very Sorry about your father.
YES! Exactly! If we want to be treated like mature
Have a little integrity.
I am surprised you were treated this way after only ONE day of being ill.
HA! Totally! That is exactly how she treated me!
ICs treated like employees

I absolutely agree.  I've turned down several IC jobs this year simply because the contract made it sound too much like an employee situation.  One company even referred to themselves as the employer and me as the IC. 

I also don't like being treated like rented equipment when an employee.  I can't believe my own high level of gullibility in being drawn into situations that never turn out as good as the prospective employer made them sound. 

There is one company that I work for as an IC.  They said that they want 20 hours per week, but I've never received any complaints when I've only worked 10 hours.  Also, they do send out SOS emails, but I only read their emails (separate email address just for them) when I'm actually working.  I've repeatedly thanked them for keeping me informed of the status of the account on my days off.

Unfortunately, I have no real solutions to offer.  But, as a relative newbie to this career, I am still shocked at the way that MTs have allowed companies and/or dictators to abuse them with bad dictations, for one thing.  The way it goes is that we stress and strain and send to QA, ask for samples, etc, when IMHO the report should go back to the sender to be fixed, period.  Also, IMHO, every report should be proofread for accuracy before any signatures are placed on it.  Whether proofread or not, the dictator should assume full responsibility for the accuracy of the report; electronic signatures are not good.  My opinion. 


And MTs don't stay if they don't like how they are treated.
An IC can only be treated as an employee if she
Treated best during the recruitment
I would say, 95% of the time, whenever I've interviewed and accepted a new job, looking back, I would not that the best treatment I ever received from anyone in that company was during the recruitment process.  It was the same with my two late husbands.  During the dating and engagement period, they treated me the best that I was ever treated.  After I made the commitment to them, they didn't try as hard to be so nice.  So, if the recruitment process is anything but tolerable, I can generally expect that the rest of my experience with that company will be worse.  I'm sure there are exceptions, but this scenario has been true for me most frequently.
Haha Hey, I know! ....
I'm not the pro-Spheris or pro-MQ cheerleader everyone thinks I am.

There are some items that could definitely use some tweaking or revamping!

Oh ok...haha....sm

I was about to say Hey, where is my downtime pay?  But that sounds like you have a great set-up with your job....at least you know you will get some sort of pay.  Too bad everyone doesn't get that! 



Sorry, but I thought I was the only one living in BFE...LOL.
Medquist is now owned by Indians. I think people just left before they were let go down the road.
Search...there are much better companies, as far as how you will be treated...nm
I have been treated with the utmost courtesy
and consideration since I started. I have had some trouble hitting my line count, and I have not been harrassed or threatened once. I'm getting my lines now, and I'm glad that everyone hung in there with me. I'm part-time, and don't miss the nights or weekends at all. No place works for everyone, but Amphion is definitely worth considering. I've never had an equipment problem, they pay on time, and they leave you alone during the day to work. So far, so good.
Not exactly. Agree with post below. If you like being treated like...
Loyal to HTS - they've treated me well
I have no concern as to your credentials. I speak solely of my experience with HTS.
Let me address some of your facts. You state: Not enough tech support (not available evenings or weekends My experience: They have been available to me 24/7 for ten years. You state: No raises. My experience: Frequent raises. You state: ..their hands are tied. My experience: What does this even mean? I have never experienced anything along these lines. If there is a problem, they resolve it. Period. You state: Many people in this organization are related to the current owner (red flag). My experience: Again, what?? I know many of them, and of those I know none are related to one another, let alone the owner. Spare us your red flag. You state: The current owner makes it a habit to bash the prior owner, tell you all sorts of dirty laundry, goes on and on about how she cannot afford to give raises, yet she's managed to dwindle down this pay off mighty quick. It's an attitude thing. My experience: One of the nicest women I have every worked with/for. Very considerate of her MTs and their personal needs as well as professional. It IS an attitude thing. On both sides of the equation. You state: There is not always work. My experience: Never, ever have I not been able to work in ten years. Never. They accommodate me around every turn. If my main account is low, I can request another account and that request is fulfilled immediately. You state: (re: tech guys)..their hands are tied based on minimal programs and/or education. My experience: I should be so lucky as to have a fraction of their knowledge. You state: The owner wanted me to stay. My response: Why? No MT is indispensible. You state: The problems with HyperType are solely due to how the company is run. My experience: No clue what this refers to - not enough work? not enough money earned? tech? no embroidered golf shirts? To posters Looking and Leigh - I wish you the same success I have had with HTS. There are many MT companies out there, obviously, offering many different packages that may or may not suit your needs. Hypertype is a well-run company that has never come up short in any regard in my experience. Rest assured that if you chose to work with HTS and keep up your end of the deal in terms of providing quality transcription, you will be appropriately compensated and have the pleasure of dealing with some really great people.

meant to say the way U DEMAND 2 b treated..NM

Treated badly? Wow! That narrows it down
people should treat others the way they want to be treated. nm
Me too, similar experience and was not treated well. nm
Why do you guys stick around to be treated like this? sm
How awful! Come to Webmedx where people are nice and answer your questions!
If they would have treated past employees better
they would not have to be in such a bad position. Just shows that for MTSOs as well as everyone else, what goes around comes around.
If you wanted to be treated worse
than crap, constantly lose accounts and have no work then go for it; otherwise run quickly the other way. I agree, I would not work for them again if they were the last company on earth!
Sure, come here and keep it quiet. haha sm

haha, I think she just did, on this board!
funny haha??
Actually the funny thing was that there was always just one I like them post - not that you would not use your name. I am glad you had no bad experiences, like I said that is one. No personal problem here - I put my running shows on some time ago. Sorry you took things so personally - was not my intention.
haha - if it says "USA", then it's probably
Funny how all the people who claim to think VR is the greatest, simplest thing since the microwave also come back later to state that they have alternate sources of income. Based on their postings, I suspect some of their other income comes from writing fiction.
HaHa...you are contradicting yourself
You just said that you were supposed to start working around noon the other day. Why would you have to send an email saying that you would be starting late if you don't have a schedule? You are contradicting yourself.

I am done with the back and forth with you. If you like working for them, good for you. ICs are not supposed to be locked into a schedule like an employee. If you were truly an IC, there would be no need to email anyone to tell them that you were going to be starting 'late'.

The only reason an IC should have to email them is if they were not able to work at all on a particular day.

They are breaking the law and they will be dealt with. Me and one other person in this thread have worked there and been treated like an employee when we were ICs. I am sure there are others.
HAHA DUH...Guess what?
Those MTSO recruiters take valuable time to sift through hundreds of applications to try to pick out the most qualified, best 'fit' for an account. At what point do you feel that perhaps someone of perhaps a little less experience but a lot more flexibility didn't have her application tossed off the pile to make room for YOUR just-for-curiosity application?

You waste people's time, resources and money when you apply willy-nilly just to see 'what's out there' when the job market is so desperate right now.

So, I'm afraid that VERY mature DUH, HAHAHAHA is back on YOU, my fellow MT.

I'm not the one wasting everyone's time applying for jobs I really don't want when I'm happy where I'm at.

Haha! I can too! ANY defense at all of such
And might I just add, what slimy little WORMS all suits really are! They sell their integrity and their souls for their do-nothing jobs in an already top-heavy industry. Considering the mood of their workforce these days, I'd actually be SCARED to be one of them right now.
was treated like dirt... and shoved out the door. don't do it.
and if you can be satisfied with being treated like a piece of crap
PS is very very personable. Your treated as an associate which is wonderful, not an like an MT and
talked down to ever. Wonderful people, great place to work. Always lots of work. Can't say anything good or bad about the other company, don't know enough about them or anyone who I know who would say much. So that in itself says something, so read between the lines.
I once worked in place where we were treated like dirt - sm
365 days a year, INCLUDING during MT week. Yeh, they gave us trinkets or sometimes a pizza party, but still jumped on our @$$es as soon as the party was over, about how far behind we'd fallen on our work. I'd rather get NO trinkets, NO week, and no public recognition, and simply a decent living wage and a little professionaal respect.
I didn't hear you describe being treated

like dirt.  If there are other things she did that were horrible, feel free to share.  You agreed to 6 cpl and meeting the courier.  If you are the employee with the least seniority and perhaps the least experience, it makes sense that you would get the most inconvenient work setup.  It's called paying your dues.  No need to call a successful businesswoman greeeeeeeeedy. 

So what did she do that was so awful? 

Good luck. I was treated this way and I'm still out my money SM
And so is everyone else. Basically you will never see the money unless you HAVE money to hire an attorney and take her to court. Karma will take care of her for taking advantage of u.
Yes, MQ has known all these years. My typo!! Haha
20% increase in production - haha!
haven't they been repeating over and over to you that you WILL see a 20% increase in production RIGHT AWAY!! after you conquer DQS then they're going to throw ASR at you and swear up and down that you'll have a 25% in production and they're going to cut your baseline rate by 20% to become a Medical Editor -- doesn't that sound just peachy!! i recalculated my last check with my MT work and my ME work and it came out to be $50 less because of the 20% decrease on my baseline rate for the honor of doing ME work (i have until 10/1/05 before the cut takes place). Oh, but you have your choice of doing 100% MT work and keeping your baseline rate, but guess what you'll be getting the docs that the voice recognition system can't do, therefore, you will probably see a 25% decrease in production. Heck, now as it is, the VR program can't pick up the little words like an, and, in, etc right and it's even leaving out very, very clear words that a very, very clear dictator is saying, so you figure how you're going to have a 25% increase on production when you're pecking nonstop on the keyboard like when you first started typing on a manual typewriter?? Tell me again, how grateful we're supposed to be for working at MQ? And, yes, I know I can go to MTJobs.com and find another job, but you know what, there's principles and if we just walk away from how we're being treated we're just going to be treated like that at another MQ-like company. Something needs to be done so they know that we don't appreciate being treated like someone with a 5th grade education.
haha (but not really funny, it is sad). You can do so much better...(no message)
Haha ... you're funny ... lol. nm

haha - actually I kinda' like it better as a DO-DO list! nm