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Wondered the same thing myself.

Posted By: Mgt please advise sm on 2005-12-26
In Reply to: Keystrokes offer - mystical

Are health care benefits 100% paid by employee?

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I've often wondered the same thing...
Why offshore to save money if you're just going to have to hire editors to correct the mistakes? Sounds like it DUH-feats the whole purpose of it to me!
I've wondered the same thing...

Sure has been quiet since they started bouncing checks, not paying their MTs at all, etc.  I just assumed they had changed their name and were incognito somewhere here.

I've wondered about the same thing if...
the IT guy came in remotely and cleaned off anything related to the company and its activities so you were just left with a clean system. Sometime you just like a computer that works great and it would be nice to own it for cheap when leaving a company rather than them paying for shipping back and doing who knows what with it as a used computer when they get it back. Just my thoughts, nothing I have ever done or asked for.
Going through the same thing. Wondered if you are working for the same company..
Can you give us a clue who you are talking about. I think it is who I also work for if their name just has initials. If it is, then I will tell you what a big part is...they are overhiring for the wrong accounts and acting desperate on other accounts. Ridiculous. Someone does not know how to organize the work flow.
That's what I wondered. Thanks.
I wondered too!!
I found it a couple of weeks ago but nobody was in there  I think it would be a great thing to utilize!!
I wondered about that....
I've went through the testing and everything, just waiting for a call or email! :)
I wondered.....
I missed the earlier posts because I've been working and haven't had a chance to read much on here. I left there about 2 years ago and am glad I did. I feel for those who are still there, especially dealing with the cesspool, and now this, if it is true.
Thanks... that's what I wondered.
It wasn't me actually. It was someone else and the story they told me. I just wondered if there wasn't something more than just the 97-something percent, one time review that was the reason. It doesn't really make sense.
Just saw the ad and wondered
no message.
Ok. Just wondered.
Maybe that's why I have no work today??? lol
I wondered about that...
It doesn't say anything about direct deposit on their website or their ad. Thanks for the info!
I have wondered
the same thing myself...what happens to other benefits when there is little to no work?
OMG!!! I wondered why I didn't see her on IM.
She told me that she did not like using the IM but to still always let her or anyone in quality know if we had a question. She was very patient with me and gave me so much feedback, like all the time. It was a hard account, lot of ESL but she knew all about it. She was awesome. I don't know who to ask now for questions.
I wondered that, too. There was a number in
I wonder?
I've wondered the same -
Could they be building up to sell out high? Seems to be a scramble to grab up companies, a race between us and any other country with enough money.

But what do I know, I'm only here for the food(Ever After).
I've often wondered if... sm
the transcriptionists that do 2000 lines a day are not rushing through for production sake and sending reports in with mistakes and not looking things up.  I verify everything and fix the template to look neat and tidy since the template I work on needs a lot of fixing before I can even start typing.  I always wondered if being too obsessive about it was one of the reason I never seem to make any lines.  Also, when I have first started with a few different companies and they sent me example reports I have spotted mistakes in them, and then I figured the initials on the bottom of the example report must be from one of their high producers.
I always wondered what the going rate for rad was
At W I only make 7.5 cpl doing rad, but I didn't have much experience, so I thought it was fair.
That's all mine had on it too. I wondered about that, even though I don't need family.
Wondered where my better dictators were when I got on at 3 a.m. this morning.
It is really irritating when pets are put the good/best dictators in their pool and I am put the worst.  Glad you GOT your lines, because I took the beating doing what we should have been sharing, report-wise, rather than leads filling pools of their pets with the good stuff!
Thanks for the info. I wondered about the insurance.
I know a few years ago the insurance was really high so I never applied.  Does anyonoe know how much for family insurance? What insurance is it? Blue Cross, Aetna etc...? Thanks again
I noticed the ad a few times before too. Just wondered about that. nm
That's funny! I wondered how you could know ahead of time! nm
I wondered about that too. Could it be a typo? Thought someone had said 125/hr a few years ago.
similar post a month ago or so, someone wondered this....
Good question - I've always wondered that myself.
I don't think the companies want us to know how work is assigned, though.
Ironically, we work for 2 different companies that are in FL and start with an M. I wondered because
other than that one account, I get a great line count on my main one, but I still say I'd dump any job with a big line count discrepancy. Why frazzle yourself.
There was an ad posted yesterday "Editors needed," signed TMMG. I wondered if anyone knew who
was.  TIA.
Debate is one thing, and posting is one thing,
but this is getting absurd. I think it must be the same person, otherwise multiples who cannot stay on topic?? Why can't you STICK with the subject? The subject of my post was NOT what your cent per line rate was or is - I could care less- and not how much money you made last year, this year, or in your life, but how silly the comment was that your cents per line rate means NOTHING, that its up to you - some fluff like that. That is just so silly. Again, working for the same company, same account, is one going to make more money being paid more per line? OF course! This is so frustrating and really makes me so tired of reading this garbage let alone posting. Its like a nightmare. And also makes me completely believe that the original company must pay peanuts.
good thing it is a temporary thing sm
because people with your attitude don't stay in anything very long anyway. Nobody has to listen to that crap to keep their job.

You don't know me either. you can say old fart all you want (when did 53 get to be old fart....too funny) but at least I am a valuable employee who can get a decent job!
Well for one thing, it would not be a professional thing
to do for any MTSO to have a board to do this as part of being an MTSO involves the ability to identify and hold on to confidential information. Even if a person is a job hopper (which in this business rather than go against you can make you a stronger better MT if you can do just about anything thrown at you), if a person is looking for a job, a company needs to have the MT's permission to contact their current employer. Where one has worked or has not worked is something that is very unprofessional being discussed on a board by MTSOs.

Being a business owner of any kind comes with it possessing what it takes to maintain ethical practices.

MDI-FL is not the same as it use to be. They say one thing sm
and do another. MDI-FL has their pets and it is so evident. 
One more thing

Do you know anything about Medical Transcription Services out of Texas. They hire graduates of Andrews and other schools.  Thank you.



Oh-one more thing...

You never said how many lines you type an hour-- over 350 to 400 typing and 600 editing??

DIDN'T THINK SO--you don't know what you are talking about in regards to the problems a lot of us are having because it is probably better for you.  Even the Transcend CEO said it would be better for the SLOWER MTs.  I guess you are one of those I take it.  If you EVER get your line count up and then have it snatched away, then maybe you will understand what we are talking about, but right now you are clueless sweetie!!!....LOL

That's the thing and
I've been watching this board for a few months now and whenever anyone has a good position as the the poster above states, they never post their real name or where they work. Hmmmm.
OSI did the same thing to me ....
It took them 2 months after I got an acceptance letter. Nobody knew what anyone else was doing and they would never call me back or answer my E-mails or anything, so I went elsewhere and boy am I glad I did
Another thing...

I find it particularly pathetic that someone at Transcend is so willing to put my name out there, yet doesnt post their name.  I am sure that you are one to get on here and complain and whine about how you hate Transcend and are so unhappy and trash the place while hiding in secrecy.  Why not post your complaints on the forum?  To afraid?  It really burns me that someone could drag me into this thread while being a coward and not post their own name. 

She had one thing that the other
management knew nothing about....RESPECT for the MTs!

And the sad thing about this...sm
they have some great accounts, great dictators...but they are pitiful to work for. Happened to me 3 times. When I told them their check was no good...her response was....funds will be available in 3 days. yeah right!!! I was stupid to stay on that long to receive 3 BAD checks.

Know what will happen, one day some of those MTs will get pissed off and they MAY just lose some of those good accounts they have...and that 8% allowance for spaces..yeah right, who does Deb Garrison think she is fooling? Does she really think all MTs can't "figure" that this is so wrong!!!!

She and her husband are a piece of WORK...
Here is the thing. (sm)
Those who fail a test for employment at other nationals can be hired by OSi. So, how does that make you feel? OSi does not require a decent score to be hired....they are desperate!!!

I would not feel too superior working for OSi...I would be embarrassed!
They are doing the same thing at MDI-FL.
Overhire and no work for current employees.  
Only thing I know is... sm
I've seen the recruiters name listed for at least 4 companies in the last couple years and have been misled to two companies she recruited for, I would be wary of any promises she makes.  Just my observation of the job boards, won't work anywhere she recruits for.
And another thing (sm)

We all will make this profession or what used to be a profession what it is today.

We are selling a service.  If I hired an attorney, I would not ask him for a psychological test or a credit report.  I wouldn't ask a contractor that was doing some work in the backyard for a credit report.

When companies ask me for too much for too little, I blow them off.  They are already taking a lot of your pay.  For them to want you to be an IC, you pay for your own equipment and internet service, you give them an hourly schedule when you are supposed to be an IC, they want 3 references, etc., and now they want a psycological test?  Ask a contract attorney or contractor for that, they'd probably hang up the phone in your ear.

Yes, I want to hire you as my attorney, but I want to see a credit report, want to know exactly what hours you will be working and you will need to take a psychological test.  All this and I will pay you $10.00 an hour.

I think it is nonsense and they are not treating us like professionals and with the respect that we deserve.  And with that, good luck ladies and gents! 

Same Thing For Me

The same thing happened to me.  Got a call yesterday stating that I started the testing, but never finished and they would like me to work with them.  The reason I didn't finish it is that I got a pop-up screen that said I didn't have enough experience, but the caller yesterday said they stress the 2-year experience heavily and I don't have 2 years yet.

even my mgr says there is really no such thing
as straight 'verbatim'. We have to use a little common sense, and esp with obvious errors of dictation, we put what is right, ie, the he/she thing.

I work a verbatim as my primary account, and at times would LOVE to put it character-per-character verbatim, but it'd never fly and at least my mgmt understands that (at MQ)...
Here's the thing.
I came to this board in a sincere search for info about companies. When I saw all the OSi bashing and name-calling and the tendency to berate anybody that might disagree, my immediate impression was that this was just a disgruntled employee taking his/her bad feelings out on an ex-employer. If anything, it made OSI look more appealing to me. I was relieved when the adm. finally took measures to get some proof because when facts are presented in an irrational, angry way, they're really questionable. Presentation is everything. If you want to express your opinion, why not do it in such a way that you're believable and don't come across as an unreliable source. What's so difficult about that? People want your honest opinions, but aren't looking to be insulted or read your personal vendettas. And now that I'm comfortably with a co. again, I won't be coming back to this board. It's been a very negative experience for the most part.
One more thing to add...
Remember, we don't have time to give kudos for every good report you do too - most of us (I know at my company we do) we have an extremely high production level to meet every day, which I don't agree with because it makes it difficult for us to give much feedback and we only have time to say if someone is doing something wrong, etc. We don't have time to say on every report for someone who is training -great job on this one, good job on that one - it's just not the way it is.
One thing I can say for sure is that
medical transcription keeps recruiters busy.  One recruiter pays $1200 rent in Florida, not to mention other expenses.  She told me this herself.  Sounds like recruiting is big business more than MTs.  Another recruiter whose last name rhymes with day probably makes as much or more.  Her name is continually on this board.  Thanks for the freedom to post on this board.
One last thing.
You are just annoying people on this board who have a rapport with me. Maybe you are just annoying people on this board who have a rapport with MQ'er. I agree with her, and I'll thank you not to accuse me and the others of being her. You're the one using foul language and calling people names because you got CALLED OUT for making the mistakes and having a negative attitude, and you don't like it one little bit.
One more thing, lol
I'm going to assume you are talking about the fact that _____'s name is being used. I'm guessing that because she came on the board to defend her position and used her name, that it opened up the door, so to speak, for her name to be used in posts. If my assumption is wrong...well then my previous post still covers it! :)
the thing too is
no job is safe anymore. Sure you can go to school for your bachelors degree, but look how many people who are degreed to the hill with experience are out of work.