What people have to understand is we are competing on a global basis now. nm
Posted By: MTx20 on 2008-10-10
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I don't understand it either. Some people just
keep asking the same question until they get the answer they want. Both bother asking if they aren't going to heed the experience/advice of those that have BTDT.
Sorry, I forgot people were asking about PTO also. The way I understand it, (sm)
the PTO time begins building up immediately but you aren't eligible to use it for one year. Any other Keystrokers or lead MTs, if I'm wrong please correct me.
Definitely could not understand why they keep hiring people
when there is no work for us. They specifically told us that our overseas partners would work the accounts in the evening and weekends when we need help the most. Then, it's no wonder when we get up to work that it is gone. They have been working it all evening and night. I'm sorry they wasted your time. If you wait long enough, a lot of people will be quitting (me included) and you might have some work.
I just don't understand why so many people stay there
I was with Cymed for almost 2 years, but then they were bought out by SPI in the summer of 2006, and everything just went downhill from there. In the mid to late fall of 2006, my account manager of almost 2 years sent us all a one-line e-mail saying that she was leaving, with no explanation as to why, which was VERY strange for her. I gave it a chance and stayed for a few months after SPI took over thinking that maybe everything would be alright, but things just continued to get worse. My account must have had a different manager almost every week, and I was treated horribly by management who had no idea what they were doing. They even stopped paying me my second shift differential that I had always gotten, and no one would tell me why. Every single one of my e-mails and voice mails were left unanswered. I finally got so sick of if that I left and went to a much better company, and I am so glad that I did. That place was completely falling apart when I left a year ago, and it sounds like it still is. There are much better companies out there to work for! I know from personal experience!
Helping people to understand who they are. sm
All they have to do is set up the world central bank and everything they need for one world government will be in place. The video Money Masters is the best one to watch, but it is long, or Fiat Empire. I think they are available on You Tube. We gave these out for the Ron Paul campaign. This is why he wants to end the Fed and go back to the gold standard.
Here is a shorter video that explains who they are and what is going on. It is called Monopoly Men.
I don't understand why people expect
to be paid early, if it is early great, but don't worry until it is late.
I don't understand why people can google or search the
archives before asking a question. A lot of this job is researched-based. Just like on the word board when someone asks a question a 10-YO would no the answer too, it isn't being helpful to give them the answer.
I don't understand why people make posts
telling people to stop whining. Isn't that the whole purpose? We work remotely and as a result we need this catalyst to communicate with one and other. If you don't like people venting then YOU should stay off!!
Their ad is on the, uh, competing jobs board, I think onto the second or third
I swear it's some type of "bullet" the competing (sm)
cable company uses. You see, cable companies nowadays have their own products comparable to Vonage and they want you to be using their product, not Vonage. So, to piss people off, they do things like give their voice packets priority over the Vonage ones...which leads to temporary disconnects. Not really a problem for most folks, an annoyance if anything, but if you are using your VOIP line for data...major bummer.
I wish I had an answer other than bowing to the man and going with the other company's equipment.
Global Transcription IS a nice small service, has a good rep. Superior Global has Indian conn-
Global Transcription Services is not Superior Global.
per line basis
...rather than on a daily basis? Thanks.
What you have asked has no basis
because if VR learned to where it could be left on its own accord, then 5 years later I would not be doing the same account on the same VR platform and I do not work for the TT.
Any company pay on a weekly basis?
Just wondering if there is one out there. I really prefer a weekly paycheck, but cannot seem to find a company willing to do that.
IC means job by job basis, not when the company
ICs work best from pools, and then of course a TAT would be attached to that. There are companies out there that do this and do not abuse IC status. Abuse of IC status are set schedules, set lines, etc. No IC should have to be available just in case. If so, that IC then becomes an employee. An IC can lose money having to be available by not taking on other jobs. I am defining a job as 1 file of transcription, not a shift, which would be for an employee. Shiftwork is for employees not ICs. An IC is their own boss and run their own ship. An IC has a right on any given time or day not to accept a job. These companies requiring set shifts so to speak and set lines are not following IRS guidelines. Even though a company has clients that need their transcription back that does not give the company the right to treat an IC as an employee. As far as I'm concerned, that company that am contracted with as an IC is my client. Actually, if you contract work (IC) for a company's client, then you are actually a subcontractor. If you had the client yourself, you are then the contractor.
As far as pay, these companies do not want to pay any more than they have to, so they put the rate out there. I have not accepted clients or MTSO subcontracted work because I am not willing to work for that amount of money. I have also accepted work or jobs to transcribe on a job by job basis (typing from a pool). However, if you are assigned a dictator, you still have the right as an IC to say at any time I cannot transcribe that file today. It is the companies responsibility to find another IC to transcribe that job. An employee cannot refuse work that is assigned.
What is the % of ESL dictation you do on weekly basis?
What is the % of ESL dictation you do on weekly basis?
Why do people hate ESL dictation so much?
I learned a long time ago that it is better to put the time into learning each ESL dictator, then when they come around it isn't as painful and some of them are actually pretty good and give good line counts.
It seems, no matter where I have worked, that when reports fell way out of TAT it was because there are a lot of ESL dictations that people didn't want to do so they just sit there.
Does anyone know of a company that hires ICs on a very flexible basis.
I really just want a position that I can work as a second job, maybe some weekends and evenings and nothing set in stone. I have found even with a lot of the companies who say that they are flexible or really not. The next thing I know, I need to tell them exactly WHAT DAY and WHAT TIME I am working ahead of time etc. That is exactly what I want to avoid. I want the flexibility to work if I want and take off a day or two if I need to. Is this possible?? I realize that the main reason they ask for a schedule is to plan accordingly but I do not want that "pressure". I was an IC recently and if I was not on right at the moment they "scheduled" me, then I would get emails or phone calls. Maybe I am just dreaming that I can have this flexibility..Anyone??
I worked for them briefly on a part-time basis. sm
The people are absolutely GREAT, and the account I had was not difficult. I thought their platform was a bit cumbersome and I could not import my abbreviations into their expander, so my line count took a hit. They paid better than some, though, at 9-1/2 cpl.
Has anyone worked for the Word Pros on an as-needed basis? Thanks. NM
My plumber doesn't do work for me on a daily basis. .sm
In my state, we need to get a 1099 if we make over $1000 as an IC. I have never paid a plumber that much money, thank goodness!
Anyone else working for eTransPlus running out of work on a daily basis?
How are you handling it?
Anyone with info on The Word Pros or anyone who has worked on an as-needed basis? NM
Hmm..If this is the radiology account, I thought they were paying on a per-report basis..sm
I worked for them for a little over a week and we were being paid per report. Must be a different account they were recenting hiring for or either they changed the pay structure.
At any rate, my experience was less than grand as well.
Who here is required to type 1800 lines on a daily basis for FT work?
I think if you test well they will consider you on a case by case basis without the full 5 years.
I would definitely contact them anyway.
they may be willing to make considerations on a case-by-case basis s/m
I have a couple of situations that make 8 hours straight not possible for me, and when I hired on with the company I was with who recently merged with Transcend, they worked with me to find ways that would help me be productive without hindering my physical and personal limitations.
I am not going to list specifics, but I was very impressed at how willing they were to help me and they told me that they are willing to make considerations on a case by case basis.
People at TT have been paid! People who haven't well, maybe you did not make count and your check
after insurance deduction. Maybe your bank is holding it. Maybe anything! But we GOT PAID. This is NO LIE. And I am sick of this board. Nothing but disgruntled exemployees arguing with employees who like their job. Ugggg. I am working. BTW: THERE IS WORK (clears throat) remember that? Work?
Keystrokes is wonderful!! They are the nicest people and care 150% about their people!!
I worked for SS and some people were very RUDE and I am talking about the editing people in some
instances. It ALL depends on the person, as it does with any company. They paid on time and the lady over me was very nice, but boy the person in QA was mean to EVERYONE!! Never seen anything like it before.
I worked for them for a little while several years back. They might have disorganization issues, but they are a local Texas company and to my knowledge do not outsource. The people who own it are super nice, honest people.
This is not the Global that you are talking about - this is a very small company in my area. They hire locally. I appreciated getting the experience, I dislike this man coming to me when he needs help on an in-house position, when he has work that could be done at home.
I always ran out of work and pay was low .... and now everything is VR or going to be VR but nice people.
Which Global? sm
Global InfoSystems or the other Global? If it is Global InfoSystems, they hardly have work, they are liars, and they will lie in your face every chance they get. So you may want to consider that if that is the one you are referring to.
Are people trying to scare people or just tell them what is happening. I am not scared just seeing
that things are changing very rapidly and not for the better for me. If I have no work and need multiple accounts everyone else is in the same boat now arent they that have my accounts. That is how people know what is going on.
Maybe due to the people that manage Amherst. I think MQ would be a lot better off finding new people
up there with all the problems you hear about that office. Seems like something is very very wrong there.
I doubt it. There are more happy people than unhappy people sm
at Medquist. I've checked out other companies but I liked MQ the best (I kept working at MQ while testing other companies).
SO right! People who get paid to bring people on-board -sm
to these companies (few, if any, are 100% honest, it seems), are going to be honest and tell you anything that isn't rosy and sugar-coated. Having a good prospective MT walk because the company isn't so great means less green dollars in their bank account every month. They're not going to tell us anything that DOESN'T make them more money.
You know - I left there 2 weeks ago. I know from a past experience - this company holds checks. You are one of the lucky ones who if you get your check on-time if they do not bounce. Does anyone know if contractors have any rights? Are they allowed to hold money even if the equipment has been returned?
I have been very happy with this company. The checks arrive on time and they leave me alone and let me do what I do best.
Just wondering if anyone knows anything good or bad about Superior Global - thanks
This company is a waste. First of all - they bounce checks to most of their employees. They say they do not outsource - but they do. The owners run and hide at payroll time -- constantly have their phones shut off, and the insurance is constantly canceled as they do not pay the premiums. Not to mention, they still owe the overseas group greater than 20,000.
Does anyone know anything about this company???
I just heard the same story today. They don't pay!
I have never been in a situation where I broke my back typing for 15 days and had to beg for my money. I couldn't think of anything worse, except of course illness.
I completely agree, worked for them. Pay was not on time, typical excuses. I left there in a hurry. There are other jobs where they do pay on time believe me please.
Somebody asked about Superior Global a few weeks ago............the same things were said about not paying on time. This is not just a rumor. This is true...........Please listen or you will be out on the street waiting to get paid by this company............Unless they have changed.
I know that the small company that I was previously employed with lost all of their HCA accounts to Superior Global and most everyone that had worked with me went to work for them. I chose not to, as I was tired of radiology work. From what I hear, these people are happy. They are working on accounts that they have worked on in the past and have plenty of work. I don't know for a fact that they outsource, I just know that my friends are not hurting for work and like the change to Superior from the company we had worked for previously. They also had no compete contracts, but have not been legally pursued by the other company - probably because they lost all their accounts and can't afford to sue anyone now.
So I'm confused - was the guy from Global or do you like Global?
re: superior global
I received an email from this company in response to an email that I'd sent a long time ago. I did some research on a few different sites and found lots of negatives in regards to pay.
I emailed them back and stated that I was not seeking a position. I later thought about it and decided that I wanted to get the info directly from the source. I emailed the individual and stated that I had read that there were problems with MTs being paid in a timely matter and asked if this was true. I never received a response.
I don't want to work for any company who cannot pay me on time.