That is what I would do. What is the advantage of Vista? There are so many problems with it.
Posted By: Moving on on 2007-08-06
In Reply to: You will have to completely format the hard drive first - KSMT
There are wonderful instructions on the internet for repartitioning. I even did it before all the instructions were on the internet. Good luck!
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The advantage is that as an SE the
takes 7.5% out of your check and pays the other 7.5% themselves. So if an SE and an IC make the same amount of money in a year, come tax time the IC is going to owe more than the SE to Uncle Sam. An SE can still take deductions on work-related expenses.
Take advantage of...
the pauses the dictator makes. As he/she is pausing, you are looking up at what you have transcribed so far, reviewing it.
Try proofing a line backwards, from right to left. Don't read every word but look it over from right to left. Things will STICK OUT at you because your eyes and mind are not used to seeing the written word in this way. Looking from left to right is natural and you miss things easily. Try it out.
The more you practice, the faster it will get.
I'm so tired of getting taken advantage of
I thought I had what was a great position, with a good company, I loved the work, but had an instance where I had to request work not be sent to me for ONE DAY, and now my job is posted on the internet. Work was still sent to me, and I did it - but you know, did you ever try to sit and type with a 104 fever and a terrible urinary tract infection? I was sitting at my desk with tears rolling down my face - my husband came and asked me if I was crazy. I just didn't want to lose my job. Now, they're looking for my replacement. Maybe I really need to get out of this business ... there is no human component anymore. No one genuinely cares. Maybe I should have gone to the ER and had them put in a catheter and I could have worn a leg bag.
Oh well, thanks for listening. Back to work ... what a sad state of affairs.
I'm so tired of getting taken advantage of -
No, I've been getting 1/2 the work I normally get, so that's not it. I just will NOT continue to keep them within TAT and cover their butts if they're looking for my replacement. I'm not an idiot.
Any info anyone has on this company would be greatly appreciated. I'm just looking to do some part time work to make a little extra money. I'm looking for the good, the bad, and the ugly. Couldn't find much in the archives.
The advantage to the MTSO is
having good coverage on multiple accounts. The advantage to the MT is having work to choose from on four different accounts. You see people on the boards complaining about their single account being slow - this is one way to address THAT problem.
I do about 7 accounts. It's to your advantage to do more than 2 or 3 (sm)
Trust me, it's a very short learning curve since they all use ExText as far as I know.
They ABSOLUTELY use it to their advantage! - sm
Back in the day, when all or most MT's worked on-site, MT was a whole 'nother job, and people who did it were treated like respectable human beings. But once the majority of MTs ended up at home, and INVISIBLE to both the employer and their fellow employees, it was far to easy to start taking advantage. Nowadays the majority of MTs most likely have never worked on-site like some of the more long-term MTs have in the past, and they don't even know what it was like not to be treated like an invisible piece of machinery. It is most DEFINITELY time for MTs to start to become involved in their own futures, if they are ever to even HAVE one in this field. We have to start squawking - LOUDLY. Our voices have to be heard not by the MTSOs, who will do NOTHING for us, but by hospitals, doctors, nurses, and unions, labor attorneys, legislators, and the average American citizen. The more people know about the degrading practices of the MT industry, and the larger the number of people that know it becomes, the better our chances become of bettering each of our personal situations.
Working at home is a blessing in many ways, but it has also been a curse in that it has kept us isolated from the doctors & medical institutions, our employers, and our fellow MTs. That isolation made it easy for the concept of sending American dictation offshore to gain a foothold in the US. We need to continue to network with other MTs including those still working on-site as well as at home, compare notes, companies, salaries, business & employment practices, ideas, etc. The internet is a powerful tool that may have robbed many of us of a decent wage. But if we turn the tables and use that tool in OUR favor, then things can change.
You can say that again. Never for the MT. I get sick of being taken advantage of for their benefit.
Has anyone worked for Administrative Advantage
Is there really an advantage to staying local? Most
It doesn't seem there's any more guarantee of stable work from local MTSOs than the national ones.
If you do want to stay local but work at home, also try Southern Transcription Services, located in Taylorsville, I think. They have a good reputation. Google them for their web site.
Administrative Advantage? Anyone know about this company?
I got a job offer. Please tell all good and bad.
You should have taken advantage of bonus all weekend - most did.
IC or employee - sick of being taken advantage of?
AFter reading some posts regarding being taken advantage of and being treated like an IC by companies when its convenient for them and being an employee when its convenient for them, I must wholeheartedly agree. Therefore I decided to do some research and came up with rules as given by the US department of Labor regarding the definition of an IC. You will be surprised by what you read below. This is just an excerpt of a longer report. Perhaps next time a client tries to boss you around, you might want to show them this:
US Department of Labor Handbook
Part 1: Independent Contractor or Employee
Probably the main reason you became an independent contractor (aka consultant, freelance and IC) or want to, is to be your own boss. Unfortunately, some U.S. companies don't fully understand the difference between independent contractors and employees. Even among companies that do understand the difference, there are those that attempt to exploit the relationship, because it's clearly to their advantage to do so. The cheaters (and naive) misclassify workers as independent contractors, but still attempt to control them as employees. In doing so, they reap the benefits of both worlds, while depriving independent contractors of the very reason they became independent contractors in the first place: to be their own bosses.
- Companies are not your employers per se, but your clients. As such, they are not entitled to direct you in your work.
- Of course, your clients have a right to say what they expect for the rates they're paying you, but only as it relates to the outcome of the project.
- It's your right to decide when, where and how to get the project done.
HERE IS THE BIGGIE
****In other words, by U.S. law, an employer cannot classify you as an independent contractor, then dictate when, where and how you work, as though you are an employee. It's all about degree of control and independence. ***
The Advantage Transcription Service
Has anyone done any work for this company out of Los Angeles? If so, were there any issues regarding line/character count. TIA
That's the type MTSOs take advantage of, and
just too minjute and worthless to be paid what I'm worth, stand up for myself, or take a con-artist to court. (Hubs probably beats her, too.)
It should be "when I see people being taken advantage of" --nm
The MT industry is taking full advantage of the
stick it to your employees, than when they have little time and no money to go out and find something else. Make those poor suckas feel darned LUCKY to have their pathetic little peanut-paying MT jobs.
You just KNOW, though, that someday.... SOMEday.... not tomorrow, or the next day, but EVENTUALLY ----- somebody is going to do a total boot-plant on their sorry a$$es.
That day will be a cause for celebration across the land.
Comparing figs & plums. Advantage/disadvants to
"chuckle" raise in 3 days, not to their bottom line advantage is it.
Hey gooble up this one if you like. Not me!!! I could understand if hourly, but we are not. WE are the one who lose already, learning there program, acct spec, formats, the various QA preferences, learn/get an ear for each dictator. We LOSE BIG TIME because it takes time for all that above stuff, we cannot just sit down and zoom off. Hey but grab IT see how the attitude is toward MT with 6 cents offer, it says something ya know.
I actually like Vista
I have another brand new computer that I just bought a month ago that has Vista on it, and I actually like it quite a bit and haven't had any major problems with it. I just have to use XP on my work computer since my accounts aren't compatible with Vista yet.
I IC for FN & use Vista
but utilize Word 2002. I had a few issues with foreign font population, but got it resolved. Have you talked to folks in FN IT? They are pretty knowledgeable and willing to help. If 2003 is incompatible, you could probably get 2002 pretty cheaply.
i have XP and Vista
Bayscribed loaded onto XP/desktop and also on my Vista laptop. I work off both, have no problems with Vista at all.
I run XP because I HATE Vista, so am afraid I cannot help you.
Thanks ... it will be awhile before I go to Vista anyway. nm
I was told to buy Vista. . .
when I was hired in July. It was after the computer tech worked with my on my Vista computer that they decided not to allow Vista. Now I'm out $1000 for all that new equipment as I came from a company that provided everything including program downloads, and I'm on my own once again, minus last week's pay I could have made with a more compatible program. Why would I have gone out of my way when I was only comfortable with XP to buy Vista? The person I spoke with suggested the kind of computer she has, which is a Compaq Presario, and she did recommend Vista. I have no experience with Vista, but I trusted her word.
Whatever happened obviously there was a misunderstanding or lack of communication about what program to buy. I understand how you would be upest after spending money and now not having an account to work on. I would think Keystrokes could have made a suggestion of getting rid of the software that was not compatiable. Maybe you can call them back and see if there is some way this can be rectified. However, I would like to say people could be a little more kind to this person who obviously is very upset. It certainly doesn't hurt to show an ounce of compassion instead of irritation.
I never even heard of Vista before. . .
before I was hired at KS. Why would I buy it if I was only familiar with XP? Of course I can't even buy another new computer with warranty as they don't make XP anymore. Little did I know.
All of these links do not surprise me about Vista/Keystrokes or any other company for that matter. Most companies IT people just do not have the expertise in computers/software/hardware. Call a computer tech to come into your house and see if he/she can get your software to work on your computer. Geek Squad does a good job. I know, hired them. They know many ways to fix problems on a computer that some of the companies IT people may just not know. Geek Squad's work is guaranteed, not a lot of money and they know what they are doing, have all the software disks with them to fix problems on your computer.
Or you can uninstall Windows Vista and buy a cheaper copy of Windows XP and install that on your computer. TigerDirect.com,and other web sites sell this software cheaper than Best Buy, etc.
Sometimes it is a computer expert outside of a transcription company, who has seen many problems, can fix it it no time.
A lot of computers years ago had problems with Windows XP and then that was fixed. Windows Vista is new, and like many products needs the bugs worked out of it before it will run properly with all software. Microsoft.com also has a list of programs that are compatible with Vista.
VISTA IS COMPATIBLE
I dont know who told you VISTA was not compatible but it most certainly is! I bought a new laptop with Vista and have been working without any problems whatsoever. If you're having a problem downloading it, it's because you must first sign in as, run as administrator...then it will download for you...
so are you working with Vista &
I think either Vista or XP work, I have XP and
it is fine... I have desktop, but often wish for laptop so I can sit outside, but again, you might want to contact the fellow who trains Bayscribe. He is really nice and you can e mail or call and he will answer those questions. He is so low key and helpful, I know he can help you. You download the Bayscribe onto your computer with the help of the fellow who trains you... It is so easy you don't even have to have him do it... and you are lucky to have a C-phone because you probably won't run out of work as much. I don't have a landline anymore (use cell) so I could not opt for that option. Good luck on training. I think people below are right about hanging in. Plus we are IC so having extra work elsewhere is okay, and that is how I am hanging in there. I have 1 other IC and just took another account on today, so when they are all busy this MT will be complaining about too much work...but that is better than broke, that is for sure! Good luck.. and although I got my 5 jobs to say hang in there may be premature, but my gut says it so that is what I am trusting, along with some of the veterans on here who said that too. Good luck to you :)
no prob's w/vista and mdi.
Depends what platform you use. Vista is compatible with DocQScribe and Keystrokes uses DocQScribe. Some companies use various platforms, depending on their clients' needs.
All Type Vista
Yes, All Type's platform works on Vista.
Extext and Vista
I was told that Dictaphone is no longer updating ExText because they are focusing on ExSpeech or whatever it is called from here on out.
I am in the same boat with Vista. My XP computer is so slow and it drives me crazy when my new Vista zooms... I would love it if ExText went to Vista so I hope I heard wrong.
Could be your browser. Or...Vista?
I actually bought a new computer to test for jobs (Dell with XP). Then I needed a new footpedal. Then, my AOL explorer was incompatible.
I am exhausted and broke but I did find a job. :)
I don't have Vista, which is so funny. I have never NOT
been able to get a voice file to play somewhere/somehow!! I think this is a sign, it's a no!
WRONG ABOUT VISTA
When I visited with KS I had Vista and was told 90% of the accounts were XP and I had to purchase a XP computer
XP, too many problems with vista.
No, but you can't have Vista on your machine to work for them. nm
Vista is not compatible with many programs out there yet. (sm)
From what I hear, Vista and MOST transcription platforms are not compatible.
DeVenture Health and Vista?
Can anyone tell me if Vista works with DeVenture's platform? Their had has computer requirements listed, but it doesn't mention anything about Vista... Thanks if you can help me
Just found out, Vista NOT compatible
just in case anybody else was wondering.
new computer -Windows Vista sm
Will I have trouble finding a company that can use this?? TIA
Does anyone know of any companies that still provide equipment, preferably including computer, and whose systems are compatible with satellite internet? Or at least ones where both satellite and Windows Vista can be used? Prefer employee status with benefits.
BTW, I know Precyse does..but used to work for them & quit due to lack of work.
Appreciate any input, thanks!
Does anyone use Vista and work at All Type?
Do you have any problems with it? I am wanting to buy a laptop with Vista and any info would be appreciated. Thanx.
Is the MDI platform compatible with Vista? nm
Any company compatible with VISTA?
I use Vista at Keystrokes. No problem.
I think they are working on the Vista issue