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When nm guessed correctly, the moderator pulled that post too.

Posted By: fritzie on 2008-01-15
In Reply to: Me either - fritzie

She guessed with a line from Romeo and Juliet without giving a name and that post was pulled too.

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    Looks like the original post got pulled, too. Too many of us looking for "the" place to work,
    See last post; I didn't explain hours correctly

    Last word here - People here need to read a post correctly
    I never told HER to suck it up. Why donít you read postings correctly. Can you not make a distinction between me saying I JUST SUCKED IT UP as telling about my vacation and you saying something entirely different? What is the matter with the posters here? I am outta here for the afternoon. Everyone have a good time.
    Re: The post asking if MTStars mods are MTSOs, Goldbird answered correctly.

    I own the MTStars website and I have a team of 7 moderators and none of them are owners of transcription services, nor are they management of any transcription service.  We have never had moderators in any transription ownership or management position since we went live many years ago.  If anyone has any questions about this, you can email me directly at admin@mtstars.com.  I have removed any posts other than the post Goldbird made responding to the original poster below so everyone is clear. Thank you.

    Dear Moderator: Regarding post below

    (sorry, the only way I can reply is to post a new message)

    Regarding my message below (MTnest),  you wrote: 

    This site is not affiliated with Webmedx.  If people choose to respond positively about that company, they have every right to do so.  Not every person has the same experience with any company. 

    Negative comments are not tolerated about this company; that is why I thought perhaps they owned this board. 

    My point was not that people choose to post positively, but was that why are people not allowed to post negatively lately toward this company without being intimidated or having 5 or 6 posters immediately come out swinging?  Does not matter to me, just an observation because this board seems to have become less open. 

    It is like everything nowadays.  You have to find out who is sponsoring something to make sure you are getting objective information.  If people are no longer able to post honestly without fear of intimidation, then the whole dynamics of this particular board have changed, unfortunately.  It used to be fun to come here and get all points of view, good or bad, and make up my own mind. 

    it's okay to post company name, per moderator.
    Moderator please remove post sm
    naming account at Keystrokes!
    I believe the moderator said OSi is no longer allowed to post.
    I reported your post to the moderator, WE are not animals, maybe YOU are...nm
    MODERATOR why is this company allowed to post a job opening here
    when it's an offshore company???  They are looking for in-house MTs, and they are located in Pakistan...
    I just asked the moderator to remove Denise's post...sm
    from the board. Since we all figured that she must be new on this board making such a faux pas, I thought that she does not know how to tell the moderator to remove her post.

    To Moderator: Is Seroesh Saleem Akhtar allowed to post on the jobs board?

    Moderator answered "Not True" which means she will not delete post with name and link (nm)

    You guessed right
    I guessed that after seeing the grammar and
    spelling errors in its ad.
    No account has pulled out. They have a 100%
    retention rate of accounts for the past 3 years.
    I believe you, too. You couldn't have pulled that out of a hat. nm
    Be sure and get back to us after the rug gets pulled
    It WILL happen, you know.
    It's just a matter of when, not if.
    This industry is headed towards a monopoly and total control by just a couple obscenely large MTSOs. We already know the aspirations of those companies is to dominate the entire MT field.
    The way they'll accomplish that is by crushing all the little guys.
    They were pulled into Warminster and some may now be in New York.
    let's see how long it takes for THIS to get pulled

    we have actually been told in the past to not post about them -- it's THAT BAD.  Womanizing horrible ignorant piece of crap company that doesn't give a rip about you.  If you like being treated like an idiot -- go for it!


    Yes, Teresa and Beth pulled that one in!
    Same here. I pulled my monitor closer sm

    Now I see that teeny print fine.

    I pulled eve/night so that I could get work...sm
    NADA NADA. Left after my 2-week training.
    Oh yes...I pulled 25 echos in a row this morning
    even though the work is always routed evenly to all MTs at my company.  Right.
    Sounds like the trick MQ pulled
    several years ago and enriched themselves immeasurably, leaving MTs in the lurch. (I know two who had to go bankrupt.) Were they punished? But Noooooo! Were they rich beyond their wildest dreams? Yeeeees.
    The music industry has pulled this a few times, and
    has it helped their image? NO

    Has it stopped free file-sharing? NOT AT ALL.

    Has the industry recovered yet from that mistake? NO.

    The music industry is still afloat because they had to CHANGE THE WAY THEY DO BUSINESS.

    Who knows - maybe this un-American bully-company might be starting the wheels rolling in that direction for MT, as well.
    I'm sure this will be pulled but I need to say that MTSOs are treated a lot worse than MTs someti

    WE take the risk to run a company.  WE get accounts to keep people busy.  WE pay more to our MTs than ourselves.  WE have to keep up on transcription, drugs, equipment, grammar rules, individual accounts, individual doctor preferences, business practices, tax laws, employment laws, etc.

    WE have to pay for QA for MTs that do not know how to look up a word or phrase.  WE have to pay to hire and then be burned.  WE have to pay bank fees, lawyers, accountants, clerical staff, etc.  WE have to put on a smile for customers who don't deserve it because we don't want to lose an account because then our MTs would not have any work.  WE have to put up with crap from MTs who have every excuse in the book from mysterious illnesses to mysterious DSL/phone/electric outages. 

    WE get bashed if someone is let go because their work is not up to par or if an account goes to voice recognition or goes with a company in India to save a buck.

    WE get bashed if someone is hired and does not work out.

    WE get bashed for requiring people to provide equipment, phones, etc OR we get bashed for providing all that but paying too low.

    Take a look in the mirror.  If you have what it takes to get your own accounts, invoice, file all tax/employment/sales paperwork with your state and the federal government, can wait to pay your bills until the account has paid you, discount invoices for TAT that your employees do not meet or quality that is not perfect, deal with customers that nickel and dime you to death, give up time off because no one can cover for you, give up holidays so that your employees can spend time with their families, give up hot meals as someone always seems to drop the ball as the day goes on, negotiate to keep customers as each contract expires in an industry where prices are going down not up, then do it.

    If you can do better than us, be my guest. 

    Yes, some big wigs at some of the huge companies make a lot of money, but for the most part, most MTSOs make a good living, not great.  If I put my hours end to end, I put in the equivalent of two full time jobs.  If I worked two full time jobs for someone else, I would make more than I do running a service.

    Before you b**tch and moan about the company you work for any more, ask yourself this question --- why are you still in this field?  The answers are easy --- it is a good field, MTs make excellent money for working at home, most without master's degrees or doctorates, there is some flexibility, opportunity to advance, ability to learn something every day, satisfaction knowing that an accurately transcribed report can make someone's treatment more effective or save a life (rather than having inaccurate medical records) and much, much more. 

    The average teacher starts in the 20s, the average accountant in the 30s, the average computer person in the 30s.  We have potentially unlimited income and start in the 20s and move up rapidly.  Several MTs in our company topped 100k this year.  They would never have that opportunity in a different field.

    We need to stop bashing each other.  It is not MTSOs vs MTs.  It should be working together as a team.  Teams that don't play well together do not succeed.

    I live in CT. I pulled up the hospital list for my state
    If you have any leads, feel free to send me an e-mail.  TY!
    I pulled a report I did today. I get paid 65 characters.

    At 65 characters it was 110 lines and at 55 it was 130.   If the 65 is employee status and there are other benefits that would be the one I would choose.  If you don't have benefits it would probably be 6 of one and half-dozen of the other.  

    Sorry couldn't be more helpful.  Having to make a decision too.  One job pays more per line but no benefits, no bonuses.  The other job pays a little bit less but has incentives and good benefits.   Sounds like a no brainer but it is still hard to decide. 

    I would look at how productive you could be.  I know you probably don't have any idea if you aren't familiar with the account.  I'd also look at the stability of the company.  There are no guarantees, but if there is a mom and pop company, versus a 300+ MT company, that may play a factor.  Check the boards on both companies (I'm assuming it is 2 different companies but maybe it is just pay scale difference) and see what others have said about them.  Tons of ESLs, hard to make lines, very inflexible with schedule, etc.  

    You can take job #1, but there is no law that says you are there for the next 2 years and maybe job #2 will still be willing to hire you.  


    Funny about sending work out to India. I was curious and pulled up their
    website, it says they NEVER send work outside the U.S.
    Am I seeing correctly, already doing VR and
    they are cutting your pay from an already low to a lower rate??
    Around $300-$350 for both of you, if I remember correctly -
    I've only been there 1-1/2 months. You have to wait 3 months before you're eligible for insurance, but your PTO they say you can use anytime. I'm so surprised how fast it adds up. I already have about $200 PTO.

    Hope that helps. Good luck.
    If I remember correctly, the pay is about 3-5 cpl and
    they use a system I was unfamiliar with. I declined their offer.

    But hey, if it suits you, go for it.
    Yes, you read it correctly - sm
    The platform is fairly basic.

    They have made some huge improvements in it since I started editing on it but there is still some room to improve.

    As with any other program, you can expect a learning curve so it's really about finding a way to make it work for you.

    I have been seeing some improvement in my production (baby steps) but it would be really nice if I was at least making what I was before with just transcribing. I'm not, in case that wasn't clear.

    Not to put the entire blame on the platform, I need to readjust my thinking and approach to getting my work done. It's different.

    I have been very happy with Transcend for a long time. They are listening, even if sometimes they don't appear to be. It just takes a little time for them to figure out what needs to be changed in order for us (MLSs) to get our jobs done faster and easier.

    Like I said, I'm trying to be patient because the last platform switch (when we went to VoiceScribe) was kind of a mess for about a year before it was really working smoothly but it turned out pretty darn good too. I still have hope for editing on this BT platform.
    Spell correctly.
    Maybe their line rate was low because you couldn't type well. It is atrocious
    or get paid correctly. nm
    Not paid correctly

    One of the companies I have worked for for almost a year has never paid me correctly. Sometimes, it is only by a few dollars, but others, it is quite a bit. I asked them about it a few months ago and was told something like all the work you do doesn't always get over to us. I didn't really understand this, but for some reason, just blew it off at the time. Well, my last check was a little over $100 short from what the system said it should have been. When I tried to confront them about it, they won't answer my emails or the person I need to talk to is always out of the office or not able to talk. This just really makes me mad and just wanted to know if anyone else has had this problem.

    Yes, CORRECTLY. Redundant.
    If I am understanding you correctly,
    companies have no business wanting an accurate report?? There is nothing wrong with requiring 98% quality in a report. If you are a good MT, it doesn't matter how long or short the report is, it will be accurate and meet the standards for you company or facility, that is, if you want to keep a job anywhere.
    If I recall correctly...
    We ran out of work once while I was on that account, and they paid for no work downtime at an hourly rate.  If anyone is really interested, I would speak with the recruiter because I believe they do pay for no work available and technical downtime.
    you said it correctly. In this business sm
    you work when the work is there or you don't work. Its a part of the job. I never liked the weekends either but hubby and I worked around them and adjusted things so one of us was always with the kids.

    Sounds like MTs now want tons of money, the 9-5 shift and nothing to enter their little world. That is great but it is not the profession. I wouldn't expect a nurse or a doctor to say they don't want to work weekends or any other medical professional so what makes us any better? If the work is there at odd hours and you work on production then you work when the work si there or don't work!
    If you need benefits, you chose correctly.
    In their defense, if I remember correctly, their name
    was very similar to at least 1 other and possibly 2 other transcription companies.  I don't know if that was the reason for the change or not. 
    Funny, I missed that one. At least she used it correctly once, LOL. nm
    Then spell stupid correctly.
    Wait, am I understanding you correctly? ... sm
    Are you saying that the work flow is up and down like this a lot? I'm a relative newbie to the company and I was told that they always had an abundance of work. I'm a little in shock right now.
    Think I could have spelled "thing" correctly.....LOL. NM
    If I understand the article correctly,

    the records were stolen FROM a Transcriptionist who was subcontracting, not BY a transcriptionist, probably as a result of a computer being stolen or a home break-in, although the article did not say.  It seems the only way to prevent this type of records breach would be to keep all transcriptionists in-house.  Or am I missing something? 

    And she doesn't even spell her name correctly
    If you had bothered to read correctly- it said
    Some years ago working inhouse and my having seniority and supposedly had first choice at vacation, the time I chose was a time another person with less seniority needed for a trip overseas. She had put in for the time I wanted and I was told like it or lump it and I did not have a choice in that week. Being as I was making good money, I just sucked it up and stayed there. HOW DO YOU GET SHE TOLD SOMEONE ELSE TO SUCK IT UP????? SHE WAS TALKING ABOUT HERSELF. READ CORRECTLY NEXT TIME.
    You do not read posts correctly
    I said I was starting work around 12 and was late. No one contacted me about my not being signed in. I never sent an email and did not say I did. Maybe that is why you donít work for them anymore, reading something into things not there.