There are postings further down RE: Focus. nm
Posted By: TTworkerbee on 2008-08-06
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Job Postings for Focus....beware
If anyone is applying or is thinking of applying with Focus Infomatics, beware. They are posting ads that say 'all shifts' when in actuality, it's only 3rd shift or 16 hours on the weekends that they have available. At least that is what was told to the QCs that they had to put on other accounts due to losing an account. Be careful with these people as when they hire you, they tell you one thing, but eventually, it all changes and you go to making maybe a third of what you started out with.
If you read down the postings some, you will see my postings--sm
as to the reason why. I do not have the time to restate what I posted just a few days ago. Just look for the Stentel postings and read them. thanks and good luck.
Focus, focus, focus on your work. It's amazing what you can do! nm
The companies that are constantly posting jobs post them not necessarily because of growth, it's because they can't keep employees for whatever reason.
Spheris, OSI, Transtech, TTS, Softscript, Transcend, Medware, etc. offer ridiculous bonuses and other niceties to attempt to get new employees.
The best companies are word of mouth ONLY.
It is common knowledge that some companies have NO WORK and other crappy working conditions, i.e. low pay, no pay or late pay, poor management, but they still post jobs.
Educate yourselves and realize the real reason behind these job postings day in and day out.
Where have all the job postings gone?
Still wondering... looked on here, and pretty dismal. Not much on other sites. Is it spring break everywhere, or MQ people flooding companies with resumes so that the companies are not putting ads? Anybody got any insight? This MT is curious, because I like to keep track of what is out there (grass/greener etc.). Thanks.
And by the postings I see, some here
should go back and learn how to spell and use verbs correctly. Frankly, I think there are some Wal-Mart employees on here protraying themselves to be MTs.
Thanks Gloria Brown and CindyMT for telling it the way you see it. Your point of view is well taken since you've lived through it. MQQA, if you read the whole thing, you would note that they have left.
The more mean, defensive postings I see from you indicate to me that
because you're getting a little too angry and taking it a little too personally not to be.
Seems like there were only good postings about
check the job postings....
There are companies on there looking for MTs to do clinic notes.
many KS postings have been deleted due to
people supposedly working for Keystrokes who were posting...in a nut shell, the KS people were not putting themselves in a good light and the posts were pulled but you would need to ask KS about it for their version.
Most postings are con with this company in the
so it seems MD-IT lies in its job postings (sm)
Every ad I've ever seen from MD-IT claims that compensation is based on testing and experience, and yet it seems that no matter what, the starting pay is the same insulting rate for everyone.
That's another one to add to my list of Places to Avoid - if they can't even be honest in their ads, I can't imagine what it would be like to actually work for them.
Job postings have dropped because
we are in a depression. Yes, I said a depression. No one on television will say the D word for fear of scaring people, but do your homework. Our country's economy is tanking rapidly.
I was threatened a few years ago for posting on the site by a company that wasn't paying its people. The owner threatened to sue me for deformation of character and slander. First of all, I told her as the owner of a transcription company, she needed to learn how to spell. It's defamation of character. Next, since the board is in print, it would be libel instead of slander.
For any MTs who are afraid of being sued over posts, the most important thing to remember is that they can only sue you if what you say is not true. If you stick to the facts, whether it's not getting paid, bounced checks, etc., you don't have anything to worry about.
I have posted deragotory comments about 2 companies, and both have threatened to sue me. I have a little file in which I keep all the evidence of late pays and bounced checks, so I'm not concerned.
Reading down through your postings
You said you learned acute care but then said you had trouble with other specialities? I hate to tell you but acute care about covers it all. I do acute and have worked over the years from everything from a neurologist to oncologist, every type I do in acute care. I really am not picking up much in reading that shows you have much experience in transcription work. You are not straight forward in saying what background you have. You also said you would not work for poorly run companies- yet you said you were paid cash or off the books. Pray tell, what kind of company does that? Sounds like the poorest of the poor run companies to me. You said you worked in market research. That sounds like nothing relating to transcription work which means basically no experience there. Someone here asked you to post experience. I think they want you to post TRANSCRIPTION experience because from reading your posts I really find nothing. That might be why you are failing the tests. So, really, put down in black and white here..... what type of training did you have at Career Step and what type of medical transcription have you done? Your story has a lot of holes in it.
I'm sure many postings are shaded by negativity but
If I see something that goes into great detail describing a negative experience, not getting paid, bad management with a pretty good explanation why, etc. I steer clear of that company. No one could be making some of this stuff up.
postings about them is that they weren't getting paid. nt
See the 2 postings by Sharon and Rikki (sm)
on the Job Board......or go to transcriptionoutsourcing.com ......this company is in Wisconsin, but they are great to work for, good dictators, weekly pay...always on time. Great people.
Attention THMT - thank you for your postings
You helped me make a decision to join your team because of the way you are level and positive. Thank you!
Because of postings on a bitter board? Why would you
quit a job or question your judgement based on postings on an anonymous board? If you like the job, stay. If you don't, look elsewhere.
you need to really look back to prior postings
This company has been flying all over this board even back in March. I think it goes further than disgruntled employees. Take a look at how their lead people handle these comments. They have badmouthed these employees horribly. Yes, companies will have unhappy employees and there will be some grumbling, but it clearly looks like a much bigger problem with Shapin. A lot of drama for low pay. I would have nothing to do with them and NOT for the grumbling of past employees, but for the obnoxious and crude way Shapin's management individuals conducted themselves!
That's great, but I was talking about the job postings. sm
Some companies/entities do know what IC means, but others do not.
The job postings state IC status, but want a schedule like an employee, and pay peanuts at that.
It's sad how badly new job postings have dropped
And those that are getting posted are mostly for places with really bad reputations and/or companies that don't respond to emails.
To Moderator Re Aspen in Job Postings
What company is Aspen? Is this a company or a name of someone? Can you please tell employers to list the company they are with. Thanks!
Perhaps you didn't read all the postings.
Maybe that's what the OP was talking about; we don't know as it could be interpreted either way. However, a subsequent poster did state that she indeed had a company charge her $5 a paycheck for the privilege of having it direct deposited. So maybe you better check your alarm clock.
I didn't see any such postings and if there were, they're false
Why don't you use the time and energy that you use posting lies about one of the few REPUTABLE companies left and fix what's wrong with the company you're working for. I smell jealous management.
The main reason for continuous job postings
and then there are SOME postings that make one wonder if it's the OSI poster backpedaling
You guys really must think we're all stupid. You're not allowed to post here because of YOUR behavior so get over it and grow up.
A search here will show you the many negative postings about DSG. nm
Any info on Tidewater (TMTS)? All postings are old
Read their job postings. They put the starting pay as 0.08 to 0.095. That is what I found. Why no
find out from the company, no matter which company, rather than asking a board full of cheerleaders and naysayers? I took the information about the companies I was applying for, did a comparison chart, talked to each one and made a decision that way, based on the facts not speculation. One of the companies that had favorable posts on here actually offered me 0.065 per line. Not for me. I have 22 years experience. Another offered 0.11 per line but no spaces. You have to go to the companies themselves, ask a lot of questions and make a decision based on what fits you best. If they are a good company, they will have no problem answering questions. Most that I spoke to were more than happy to answer any that I asked. Their time is valuable too and I am sure they would rather tell someone the whole picture than have everyone quit once hired.
These boards are great for general information, but you have to take the bad and the good posts with a grain of salt. I have seen people praise a company to the nth degree one month and then bash them the next. It goes the opposite way too.
Best scenario is to make a list of your needs, talk to the companies and weigh your options.
Keystrokes is a good company for me, but that does not mean it will be a good company for everyone. But you will find them to be fair, give a good wage, have plenty of work available and pay on time. Those were important to me. I would rather be busy at 0.09 per line than slow at 0.12 per line.
I never see any postings about Accuscribe of SC. They evidently don't advertise (sm)
for help much, that could be a good thing.
I'm curious- what makes you think any of those "rude" postings
are from a recruiter? It seems to me that wouldn't be the best way to recruit people, would it? What makes you so sure that poster is even an employee of SS and not a disgruntled ex-employee? You are all anonoymous, typing back and forth to each other in your own liitle unimportant world. You have no idea who types on here, where they are from, what they do, or where they live. Don't you get it? Anyone can come on and say anything about anybody since there is very little monitoring of the post- oh, an occasional deletion here and there, but overall nothing. Here, let me give you an example: I've heard that company Q overcharges their medical benefits and pcokets the difference. They do this sometimes just to make payroll! they've also terminated a couple of their sales people in order not to pay the comissions on their sales. See how easy that was? You all really need to get a life outside of the internet, smell some fresh air, take a walk around your neighborhood.
Stick to your local newspaper postings
Couldn't find recent postings
Both job sites are free postings I believeo
Frankly it is doubtful that MT will even seen the post. She was posting June 15.
The person who always answers Med-Scribe postings...
has a complete inability to punctuate correctly. I have always wondered about this person's qualifications as an MT, and I am really surprised you have not had a heyday with those posts. Why the extensive grammar lesson on this particular post?
Then word it so. You knew what you were doing just by reading past postings. I don't by it for
There have been multiple postings by someone saying "RUN" who admits they used to work here. s
I'm done. You won't see me here for a long time.
Thanks for the scolding. I try to look on the bright side of life, but apparently by doing so I'm being presumptuous.
I agree with the above poster. Check past postings.
Not a good place to work at all.
I saw postings that all our work was overflow/extra support for hospitals. (sm)
Whatever happened, it has been ongoing since around the Memorial Day holiday. I too am getting worried. Christmas coming up, winter utility bills, not to mention the every day expenses we have in order to survive.
I am picking up a PT position. May be a little tired working the 2, but for right now it covers my butt.
I worked for Focus doing editing and was not happy with the company. I applied for a transcription postion and was hired on the spot for an editing position. Little did I know that I was editing work from India, which did not sit well with me. I was using the Netcare platform and hated it. I could not work for this company knowing that they were sending their work overseas and taking away our US jobs - but I had many good laughs while editing of what was actually dicated from the doctors and what was transcribed by the people in India.
No, I did not until I was hired. I live in Mass and their offices are also in Mass. I applied through an ad in the local paper. When I met with them at their offices, I was told I would be transcribing for a local hospital account and also doing some editing, which was not the case when all was said and done. I never did do any transcribing and lasted only a short time doing editing. I agree that the line counts differ from your own and is something to be careful with when working for this company.
I have worked in transcription for 8 years at local offices and just have started working with Focus. I have trouble not having jobs available during the hours that I agreed to work. I was given the impression I was taking an editing position but so far have only done transcription. Please give me names of good companies to work for.
If you visit their website, it says they are based in Mass with offices all over the US. I could not find anything about India anywhere on their website. They may be Indian, but I was hard pressed to find that info. Also, if you Google them you will get negative posts about them being an Indian company (all from this site), but I have yet to see anyone actually back that up with concrete evidence. I guess you'll just have to decide for yourself. They wouldn't be the only company that is Indian anyway. There are companies that advertise on this site that outsource.
FOCUS, RUN AWAY
I worked for them and most of the office staff is Indian and they treat their employees horribly. They cut the all the editors pay. Most of the accounts are have horrible dictators. You can't make any money. They don't respect the MTs/editors.
RUN AWAY FROM FOCUS
They treat their employees terribly. The office staff is mostly Indian and they have no respect for their employees. I would not recommend working there. I know, I USED to work for them.
They currently pay .08 cpl for transcription and .04 cpl for VR editing. You can either be IC or employee status. I currently work for Focus Infomatics as an Independent Contractor and love it. I do not do VR editing. I have worked there for approximately three months. Everyone has been very kind and helpful. The account I work on keeps me very busy and I am making very good money. They did mention VR editing to me when I was hired, but I have not been set up to do that yet. It will be my decision to do that though. They do offer benefits if you are employee status and they have direct deposit. So far I have no complaints whatsoever!
Anybody out there who works for Focus doing editing on voice rec, can you tell me what the average lines per hour are that you are able to achieve. Thanks a bunch for any info.
I am so glad to hear somebody else out there has the same problem I have.