Well said!! This thread is way off topic now b/c some .
Posted By: just want to argue! nm on 2009-08-26
In Reply to: Some of you take yourselves way too seriously!! - Agree with OP
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The topic starter for this thread says USA Transcription-anony
Forget it and just go away. Everybody is always so snotty and snippy here. I for one am tired of it and will never be back.
why do some people on this board think their opinion is the only right one? what is the purpose of this board if not to share information?
I think it is actually to let you know it is a HOT topic. nm
Probably Off Topic but
I can't resist saying it....if the years hadn't caught up with me I would get into law enforcement and work to become a detective. LOL Seriously I would pursue a degree in criminal justice. I do believe THOSE are jobs that will never be outsourced. I made a good...well....great income as an MT during my working years but unfortunately I fear that is not an option for MTs these days.
A well deserved topic
I am glad you started it, as an ex-employee this was well deserved, now we just need to keep all informed of this problem on a regular basis. I do believe she will pay her dues in time, you are right, what goes around comes around.
YW. Sometimes I can't get my topic to come up on search, either. :) nm
Never accused you of anything. The topic was on
week during recruiter discussions, and postings below (don't know which one you are or who you are nor do I care) reminded me that I had been meaning to post on this. You seem very defensive for a post that was completely not specifically directed at you. It was a generalization statement, and I mentioned recruiters who were well known and whose names I would not mention. Maybe you are one of those. Either way, no personal offense intended. I read your post briefly and don't have time to refer to it again, but if you aren't involved in a company and have no interest, I still find that odd to be referring that company to someone you don't even know. If MTs care about a company, its never made sense to me that someone would then so eagerly refer a complete stranger to your company - how do you know if they can spell C-A-T? Just very odd to me, though perhaps their intentions are pure and good. I used to believe everyone on these boards literally, and thus my post was aimed, as I am sure I clearly stated, for those naive posters, like my old self. I used to be so touched and emotional, thinking someone actually cared enough about me to help me find a job, only to find the situations exactly as I described. Just my experience and just my 2 cents. I also found so many MTs who I thought were so kind, only to be slipped at the last minute the line of oh, by the way, be sure to mention my name to the recruiter, so I can get my referral bonus. Yuck. If these same MTs had been open with this from the start of our email exchanges, or post exchanges, the effect would not have disgusted me. But to act like a friend, a caring fellow MT, only to then hear the old referral part, just made it insincere, which it always was. Again, you are taking this too personal, but that's your issue, not mine.
They mean it's a "hot" topic - once which
The topic is about "Layoff" - sm
*** Disclaimer: I'm NOT an attorney; therefore, cannot give any legal advice. These are just my opinions. Please do your own research and form your own opinions. ***
The topic under this thread is about Layoff.
It is my belief that in California, the at will employment defense is defeated by a termination in violation of public policy.
If the employer used the term Layoff to terminate an MT, I'm assuming it knows what it did because employer simply cannot find a sneaky way out and use the word Layoff for an illegal and wrongful termination, like those National companies that lay off MTs, turn around and give ads starting the same day at the rate of t.i.w. about new accounts and needing new MTs. Using common sense, if they are hiring new MTs for new accounts, there never was a lack of work to justify a layoff. The employers are entitled to their ostrichy-thinking, but that does not mean that they can get away with their illegal activities of terminating an MT without compensating the MT with probably back pay and front pay just because they feel like it just because the MT knows more about transcription than the manager of transcription does, in which case, the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009 might apply, not to mention, in such a case scenario, the terminated MT can bump the manager of transcription for her job if he/she does not have as much seniority at the company as the MT does.
*** Disclaimer: I'm NOT an attorney; therefore, cannot give any legal advice. The above are just my opinions. Please do your own research and form your own opinions. ***
Let's take tomorrow off! While the topic is hot!!
I need a day off.
Why do you obsess so much on this topic?
Do you not think the MTSOs know the rules? Do you not have anything else in your life to think about? I probably think most that frequent this board knows full well what an IC is but I along with others work like we want. No amount of trying to drill an idea in my head or others probably doing any good.
There is a similar topic below...
with EMR in the title. I'm personally not too worried about it. I think there will always be those who prefer dictation.
I may have strayed from the topic s/m
I was actually referring to Latinos. So far as I am personally concerned, I have never seen Muslims act in any offensive way in this country nor have I heard of them demanding anything. However, I expect that if they were to rise up and demand their rights while in this country, our government and other do-gooders would start a campaign to see that we paid attention to them same as the Latinos.
I noticed that too. His favorite topic definitely is himself.
and another interesting thing is that if he were posting the exact same how great I am stuff under a woman's name everyone would either ignore him or tear him to pieces. It's amazing how differently male posters get treated than female ones, especially on a message board that obviously has so many lonely female members.
I've tried posting using a male name before, not to this board, but on another, and everyone was just so friendly, affable, supportive.
Try it sometime. You'll be surprised how differently you get treated on message boards if you're a guy.
It's under the A Stat topic below. I just read it.
One happy camper anyhow.
Very interesting... see reply below under another topic
Are they deleting information on this topic?
Somethings that were posted under here are now gone
Slightly off the topic, but another MDI-MD question...SM
As far as them now requiring 700 lines/day, or 3500 lines/week, if you aren't scheduling yourself the 5 days to work one week if you needed a day off, how do you make up your lines to get your weekly requirement? How many days off can you really end up taking without feeling like you are jeopardizing anything? What if you took 1 day each month, would that be excessive?
Look below and read. It was a topic today. nm
Off-topic Axolotl question. (sm)
I worked there ages ago and I was curious if Michael Hill is still with the company - he was QA back then. Does anyone know? Not sure if it's okay to ask about specific people on this board, but he was nice to me and I want to say hello if he's still there. Thanks in advance.
Why not just bring up another topic to discuss sm
and let them bicker amongst themelves in the their own threads? Seems a whole lot easier just to start a totally new thread. No one is obligated to read their posts.
yup and lots of other OFF TOPIC KIND OF
stuff. Right now I'm preparing to enter a Dutch oven cook-off along with my granddaughters (ages 15 and 9) this weekend. The older one is cooking pepperoni stromboli, Apricot and raspberry glazed Cornish Game Hens with Apricot and Wild rice stuffing and apple dumplings. The younger one is cooking Orange rolls, Shrimp Jambalaya and Pineapple upside down cake. All cooked in Dutch ovens over an open fire. (Do I have talented grandkids or what?)
Some people seem to find it offensive that I still post here being retired. I do it because I have a great many MTs that I know personally who work for just about every MTSO in the country. They're still working so I pretty much get told everything good and bad even though there doesn't seem to be much good lately. I
hate to stray from topic here, but I just have to say...
the Rutt-Roh thing cracks me up!!! I can't wait for an opportunity to use that one!!
I have to bring this Psych Eval topic to the top. sm
Personally, it is a waste of money and time to have psych evals for prospective MTs. I have seen many postings by MTSOs on this board who are so unprofessional and sounded "crazy", that it made my eyes pop out!
Any successful business person knows, good judgement is the key to success. If can not rely on your good judgement, than you should not be in business. Why would any MTSO waste the money and time for such a screening? That is demoralizing to our transcriptionists. They are not applying for a job at the pentagon!
Now, there are some people who have major "issues"; however, that should become apparent during the interview process if you interview properly.
I do believe this company is way off base in doing this; however, if you the MT feel its okay and the company meets your needs and pays well, than go for it.
I think what happens is the MTSO's company gets so busy and the MTSO gets so stressed out about meeting TAT, they hire anybody with working fingers. There lies the problems. If the MTs have the experience needed to do the job, they pass the transcription test with flying colors, and you are satisfied with the personal interview, they should be hired. Maybe the MTSO needs to replace whoever it is they hired to screen the candidates and the MTSO needs to be in on the interview process. That sounds like more of a solution to weed out the unstable individuals then a battery of psych evaluations for prospective MTs. Good Grief! Where is the common sense in this?
That is all I have on this subject. I feel bad for those of you who need a job! Good luck.
do a search on ExText - from 1-2 months ago topic
see same topic info on Main Board
This is perhaps off topic, but does TT still reimburse you for your internet fees? nm
I always think that the topic of my e-mail must imply that I am incredibly stupid
Whatever mar, I made the suggestion to her, not you. Pick another topic, you wore this one out...nm
This is totally off topic, but your post made me smile with the reference to Wang sm
word processors. I remember when we got them at the hospital, I was all happy while some of the older ladies were balking at it, but the thing that sticks in my mind was a comedian at the time who did some kind of joke about, Who let some company call themselves Wang?
Anyway, it was funny at the time and this brought back a memory . I'm sorry for your situation. I am 50 too, and although I do not live in a rural area, in fact just recently moved to the Denver area, I feel rather trapped. I have done this since I was a junior in high school, and I really do not have any other marketable job skills. When I see posts about wages being cut and work drying up, I panic inside and wonder what the future will hold for me. Even if I had the money to go back to school, by the time I would graduate, I'd be an old lady anyway and probably not the best candidate for hire.
Good luck to you.
Man this thread is getting serious.
Dont fight over spilled milk. Its just two thousand dollars. We dont want to start world war III with a simple two grand.
look below, there is a thread on them - nm
not me...see thread below. nm
there is a thread going now, look below
My bet would be no. From the other thread
Oh, not another TT thread. Not another day of this!
It's getting like MQ. Get TT their own grip board, will you? It's no fun coming here anymore with the same gripes over and over again. Ugg.
There's a thread below about that
Apparently they want a Transcriptionist in their Bangalore office- or at least their ad states they're based in Bangalore and looking for an in-house transcriptionist.
Get over yourself. You're defending a company you say you don't work for and you want me to leave it be? ROFL.
I'm an observer who understands double-talk. Shoot me for pointing it out to those who might not have caught it. Apparently a lot of people did. I made some interesting observations. Is that what's really bothering you? Does one have to work there to make an observation, ask a question, or question their comments? Sounds like you have a problem with people who can think for themselves.
I'm sorry I missed the posts of those "trying to soothe" me. Is that why the thread was removed because there was so much soothing going on? You obviously read all of them. Why? Or maybe you misread all of it just like the one who viciously answered my post.
Did anyone notice that Keystrokes personnel got pretty vicious?
Hanging by a Thread..
Yes, I currently work for HIS, but not for the reasons you have. I am only holding on for the insurance and PTO. My supervisor is unbelievable rude and all of my accounts are 97% ESL. If HIS is not being sold, why are people leaving left and right? It makes me wonder if the employees in-house know more than the remote staff.
Thread deleted. (SM)
The thread was without any substantiation whatsoever, just 2 inflammatory remarks with no credibility and the replies were starting to get out of hand.
Information about any company can be posted here; however, it should be posted with specific information, not just general name-calling and not even specific complaints listed.
The thread turned and
and drifted to another company. It's not your fault, and it's easy to see how you could have taken it the way you did. (As an aside, I totally understand and empathize with the late nights!!!)
And I agree with what you said. It is very helpful to express good experiences with a company. However, I'm not going to do that unless I've been with a company for a minimum of 1-1/2 years.
I don't know how long you've been with FN. I can only speak from my own experience, and I came here before as a newbie, bragging about how great a company was, only to discover months later that the negative comments I responded to were completely accurate and warranted, and now I have egg on my face. ~LOL~
I won't ever post a positive post about a company until well after the honeymoon period, when I'm certain they're for real, even though I know how tempting it is when you think you've struck gold and found the right company, getting good line counts, making lots of money, etc., to want to share that positive experience with the world!
Sometimes I think that's part of the company's reason for the honeymoon period: So the employees will think the company is so great, they happily and unwittingly become a PR person for the company.
I've recently been burned pretty badly by the company the above poster was referring to, so that's why I responded. Even though she didn't mention any specific names, those of us who are employed by that company know exactly who she was talking about.
Again, I apologize for confusing the issue. I totally believe everything you said about FN, and I'm glad you found a company that makes you want to defend it. There's nothing better than being able to respect and trust your employer. I hope someday I can find that kind of company, and I just might check FN, based on your comments.
In a thread yesterday or the day before, a QT MT said that .... sm
she had heard from loose-lipped office staff, as I believe she put it. Soit was leaked out unintentionally but, I would imagine, not without merit.
Pulling up thread from below. Why I believe MT is not going
anywhere for a while ...
We still have clients that use it. If they are still on DOS-based word processing, do you REALLY think they are going to invest in Voice Recognition? Do you think that they are so open to change that they will welcome offshore transcription with open arms?
We have to learn technology and be ready for change, just like when typewriters were replaced by computers, but technology changes do not happy everywhere overnight.
In addition, the VR that I have seen in place has a LONG way to go. If they put it out too early, which I truly believe, it will take a lot to convince someone to give it another try. I think this is why they realize now that they cannot do without the transcription component.
Can't get rid of us that easily
This is weird, I was actually under the thread I was
and I thought this thread was going so well
I often quote Einstein when he gave his reason for not remembering his home address. He said he didn't dedicate anything to memory he could look up so he could use more of his brain on more important thoughts! Of course, I'm blonde so that saves me sometimes :)
BUT, when it comes to knowing tenon versus Tenon, that is important and will slip by any well taken and readily available notes when you're going too fast to care to look it up. Well taken notes don't help if you don't remember the contents. I think everyone has stumbling words but good MTs know how to compensate for that with good work habits and productivity tools. Having a cooperative attitude is something else they test for on verbals.
Well, I think some of the posts in this thread
I think it was this thread.... A recruiter had come on screaming at everyone saying she didn't have time for every (can't remember exact names) Jane, Jean, Abdullah, or Mustafeh who contacted her but didn't suit her needs. Then she went on a bizarre rampage--it was really quite spectacular, albeit on the dark side. Then she used the name Mustafeh again, basically saying she couldn't give a d*** what an unqualified Mustafeh thought of the situation. She received a reply saying that someday Mustafeh might have exactly the skills and experience she would need, and s/he would remember her rudeness. So....I think that's where it comes from.
looks to me most replies in this thread are from QA
not MT. Good for you that you talk to MTs daily. Now, what does that have to do with my opinion? Are you implying I am supposed to think like everyone else?
I challenge you to not just talk to the MTs, but ask their opinions on lower pay, longer hours, making less money than when they started...
The MTs I would talk to would be the single mothers, or MTs who are supporting themselves or are the heads of their household, not married, not working for a second paycheck. When I started some 15 years ago, I was making more than I am now, benefits and everything included.
Rather than just say things like that is how it is, it is a business, etc., etc., I say, why not be role-models for the future? Where else can that be done other than chat rooms or boards...
This is the only outlet, period, so when people express their opinions and are personally attacked, rather than supported, even if in disagreement with the majority, you are only allowing more and more repression...
This whole thread is weird and obviously has some
ulterior motive - so much name throwing and personal smut details. Susan and now Tara? Sounds like Days of Our Lives. Give us a break. We're really not interested in whatever your personal agenda is. Buh bye!
You may want to start a new thread.
Not many people going back this far in archives for discussion.
it's about time. That thread was truly getting old