Working for Indians is a pain.........sm
Posted By: mttyping on 2009-04-13
In Reply to: Oh, this too.. - CJ
They are rude and they love to talk down to you, especially women....they think they know every damn think about everything and don't know squat.
Indian men are A holes!
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if you like working for Indians you will like it.
all Indian all the time.
I had a BAD experience with working with Indians...nm
Glad you don't "REALLY" have a problem working with Indians
Wow. Your opinion on the subject speaks volumes about your attitude on duplicity.
99% of the equipment that you're using in your home-based transcription company was made in China. I hope that before you accept any job, you apprise your prospective client/employer that you are a Chinese company.
Oh, and my son was born in Germany. He is a U.S. citizen now, but I guess in your book he's still German. Does that mean when he grows up and owns his own company, he'll be faulted by narrow-minded people like you who apparently expect to be fully notified about someone's birthplace before you deal with them in a professional setting? I can already hear it: I don't mind Germans, but...
And when you sit down down to work in your pajamas, I bet you don't give full disclosure to the entire globe about the state of your dress. Does it really matter how you look? Of course not. What matters is that you are getting the job done, right?
Mediscribes/Cardioscribes is a U.S.-owned company. The owners are U.S. Citizens. Are they to be faulted for having ties to India and taking advantage of a premium group of people running the technical side of the operation? That doesn't make them dishonest. That makes them open-minded, resourceful and business savvy. In my book, open-mindedness beats narrow-mindedness every time. I'll take the former, and you can stick with the latter. And in this day and age, I'm afraid you will get left behind with your archaic attitude.
It has nothing to do with Indians
It has to do with any MT of any nationality that will accept to work for peanuts. We had that saying IN-HOUSE back in the day before anyone had heard of off-shoring. Please don't try to look for racist meanings when there are none. What the saying means is that if you pay little enough, you will get a worker (no matter the nationality) who has the knowledge and abilities of a monkey. I have known plenty of that variety right here in the good old US of A.
I think that's because you don't have to pay the Indians to sign on - sm
and yes, I am being sarcastic!! :)
The Idots are the Indians.
What about editing the Indians?
THat is not true.... we QA editors never get Indian work, and some companied they get edited twice India and then final editing in US, and it is still crappy.
I'm sure the Indians who devised it, will not
Indians...Are they really that good?
Indians = monkeys?
Regardless of how I feel about Indian outsourcing, that's a snide remark.
GIVE IT TO THE INDIANS
You are so right. And to take it further I have to say, we as MTs let this happen. Granted, it was the old frog in the pot situation, but the water is boiling now and it's time to JUMP OUT! MTs as a whole simply need to REFUSE to put up with all this cra...nonsense.
I only work my own accounts, as well as some work for a wonderful, small service owner. I tried Spheris and Transolutions a few years back only to experience all the horrors lamented on these boards, and quit both of them in a matter of 2 or 3 weeks. Life's too short to be miserable and broke. You're not making any money anyway!!!!! Have you ever figured out your hourly wage? Especially when you're sitting there all hours just hoping some work will come in! This has been going on for so long, it's pretty clear that it's not going to change, so LET THE INDIANS HAVE IT!!!
Unbelievable! The Indians
can't even MT very well, much less do QA!!! What's this business coming to...
I'd rather edit Indians than VR because sm
I did that and made a lot more money on it than VR. They actually get all the words right except our slang.
Blame it on the Indians! LOL ! Like everything else! LOL..nm
Well, they better have lots of Indians, as I don't
Kentucky Indians. nm
How can you NOT KNOW you were training Indians?
The dialect did not give it away? The lack of knowledge of the English language was not telling?
what a pain.
I agreed to cross train from my lovely eScription to MedTran. I just did the training for it and BLECK! I love my eScription. LOVE IT! I'm hoping tomorrow I like MedTran more. It also pays by the minute not the line. It's supposed to be a better deal for me but I have my doubts. Anyone else using MedTran? Any feedback or tips would be appreciated.
Does it matter if it is being RAN or RUN by Indians..same outcome
Get over it..
not sure of the exact # but there are more Indians than Americans
Of course we are the goldstars - just as the Indians are with their own kind, etc.
Ya gotta think global though.
Mostly Indians. I've never seen anything good
posted above them.
Let the Indians work holidays for OSI
Why are you making Indians scapegoats SM
for United States greed? My company has more MTs in India than in the United States. The list of US hospitals that prefer the company send reports to India is shocking and makes me sick. But India is doing more to bring business to their country than we are to ours. Whose fault is that? It sure as heck is not the Indians.
But "Kentucky-based" Indians …. nm
So if Transcend uses Indians for weekends,
they have Monday through Friday only positions available for US employees?
I feel your pain.
I trained as a federal employee at a military hospital. When we got to "go home" to work, we thought it was the greatest thing since sliced bread; what it actually did was to take away my federal blue cross, blue shield insurance, I was 40 thought I would be young forever, cashed out my 10,000 retirement. I was a single parent, no child support (long story, I did not want to hurt my son), so for over a year I was able to buy a few things and get anything I wanted at the grocery store, at the cost of my civil service retirement that I cashed in. I wish you well in your new on-site job. I wish I had such an opportunity. You will be much better off, be happier, and when mom is happy, everyone is happy. Sincerely good luck to you, and I am from a small town in SC, and I think if I move to a big city I can find such an opportunity. Good luck to you and keep us posted.
Again, I feel your pain, but you have to get over
thinking or believing that the company you work for is your friend. I most certainly have experienced this same stabbing pain and have learned never to fall prey to those emotions again. I started with a small local company where you actually saw the owners face to face, and they were lying dogs in the end - complete betrayal over a $$$. They sold to a company, who sold to a company, who sold to a company, and each one lied to all the MTs over and over again. You have to have yourself covered, have 2 jobs, make sure your bank account is padded - whatever you have to do. But get rid of the emotions that any company is your friend. As Dr. Phil would say, take your power back. This is business and its cut-throat in America these days in any industry.
Feel your pain
I don't know anything about USAMedTran.
I have a company I'm committed to full time, a part time company and a whenever I can put in some time company. My main company was always running out of work so I had to look somewhere else to make that up. Good luck to you!
true, we have it, I just don't do it. I think it is a pain. nm
Feel your pain OSi
MQ is doing the exact same thing. Rarely see my primary, and I mean rarely. Have had nothing but new clients over and over, new client profiles to read, and making minimum wage if I am lucky. I have been with MQ 7 years, an MT for 20 years. I think a MQ and OSi are copying each other, get rid of the more experienced MTs, and pay less money to newer MTs. I don't know if even the hospitals care what is in those documents anymore. Good luck to you. I am resigning from MQ today.
Thanks for the tip. I'll certainly try it.
LOL Thanks for sharing your pain.
I've had a day or two of those recently as well. ;-)
I feel your pain
I've been in that boat before, where I worked for a company who wanted all employees to have MSN messenger open at all times during their shift. It was SO annoying. You'd be trying to work, and then an IM would pop up asking you to do stat reports. Ugh! I got out of there fast! I can't stand being bothered on messenger when I'm trying to work.
I feel your pain!
Mine went up 69% from last year. It was a good thing I was sitting down when I looked at the numbers. I'm still trying to figure out much more I have to type to make up the difference. I'm so sad about this and the health care industry crisis as a whole.
I share your pain
I've been trying to live off of promises. They promise there's work. I promise the electric company they'll get some money. So far, no one is living up to their promises.
I get low periods, but I don't understand ZERO work available for weeks on end. I wish services would just be honest and understand that these are the reasons good MTs don't stay with companies. Try eating a promise, quite unfulfilling at best. We've had to suck up and accept low wages, now low wages for no work is more than anyone should have to tolerate. I'll be filing for unemployment this week. Afterall, I'm a full time employee who isn't even making subminimum wage for a 40-hour week.
I feel your pain! sm
My account has been slow on work for the past 3 months. During the week there is usually not enough work during my schedule to meet my minimum requirement. They send out emails expecting you to work nights, weekends, your days off to make up during the slow times. Do they think I just sit at home all day with no life? I picked my schedule because those are the hours/days I can work! I do have a life outside of work and I cannot work on my days off because I have a family. It annoys me to no end.
FEEL YOUR PAIN
I am currently working full-time at a hospital and looking for a part-time position as an independent contractor. I have been transcribing for 33 years, so I have seen the ups and lately downs in medical transcription.
As an independent contractor, I am not going to accept less than 10 cpl, and I actually believe with my experience, I may be able to hold out for something higher.
I guess my advice which is given with the best intentions would be dependent on if you need benefits. If you need benefits, you may be able to or have to accept less than 10 cpl, but I feel with your experience, that you definitely deserve at least 10 cpl as an employee.
Two hospitals in my area offer great benefits and pay 10 cpl during the week with a weekend bonus of up to 5 cpl! Currently, I am making an hourly wage with incentive bonus (if you want to call it that). We have had 3 drops in our incentive in less than a year. I have gone from being fairly comfortable to barely making it, and actually have had to move.
I envy your 300 lines an hour! I average about 209, but our work is manually assigned to us and sometimes being experienced means you are given the hardest work.
Remember, you have a lot to offer a transcription company...your experience which is worth its weight in gold. You are an assest to the company and especially to the hospital which they service. Good Luck and it is nice to say Hi to an OLDBIE? Is that what we are??
Keep in touch with me if you like via private e-mail. I would love to help and would like your help also!
I feel your pain. (sm)
I was QA at 3 different companies in the past, and honestly, I couldn't make any money because of having to leave feedback and then defend it when MTs argued every point. This was all for free, like you said, because getting paid by the line means no pay for feedback or answering emails clarifying and defending what you changed. My last straw was when one MT complained to my boss bitterly when I changed her typed a-b-duction to abduction (you know how they say it that way sometimes to be clear). She SWORE she worked for a doctor who said that was the way it should be typed and therefore I was a moron because I didn't know that. My boss actually went so far as to say just leave it when she types it that way, we don't want to lose her because she works 3rd shift. After that, I decided it just wasn't worth it to me, went back to typing, and I've never been happier. I don't see how anyone makes real money doing QA since most places pay by the line now.
I feel you pain
I got the exact same message
Feel your pain
I have 4 kids ranging from 7 to 18. Obviously the 18 yo can fend for himself as can my 17 yo, but the youngest two, 7 and 8, cannot. They have a habit of picking up every bug known to man and always seem to get the worse of everything. I am an IC as well, but have to work and also have a boss who when I cannot work, will give the work away and then I have to fight to get it back, which means normally waiting until the person that took over has to take time off.
But, is what I have done, is keep the kids on the couch, set them up all comfy and they are within hearing distance. I have given them walkie-talkies and they call if they need something, going to vomit, etc. I check on them frequently as well. I make sure to take a lunch break and spend that time cuddling with them. If they aren't too bad like the last bout of chicken pox (even with the shot!), I have a table set up in my office that they can come in and color, etc and be with me.
Keep your head up, you are Super Mom as we all are and things will work out in the end.
I feel your pain
I just wanted to say that I know what you are talking about as I am in the same situation. I also start very early in the morning in the hopes of finishing up before my kids get home from school, but I often run out of work and end up sitting here at my computer for at least 10 hours a day as it is waiting for work. I'm not looking forward to the stress of adding an hour to each day when there are not enough hours in the day as it is. I'll be praying that you will be able to handle the extra hour each day. I know how precious an hour can be when you are already stretched so thin.
I feel your pain
anon...very, very frustrating these days in the MT world. Unfortunately these company's true colors don't come shining through until you've experienced it first hand. Best of luck to you. Don't wait for things to get better as problems like this usually fall upon deaf ears.
Sometimes it's due to RSI or pain from keyboarding. nm
I feel your pain
That is so funny you are talking about this. I tried to take that test with those buttons, and ended up throwing my hands up in the air, and exited right out of the program. I am sad because I really was interested in working for them. I have 11 years experience, and after trying that test, I felt like I was just starting out.
I definitely feel your pain..
...as well as my own. It was a horrible year for me. I signed on CyMed several months before SPi swallowed it. (I hold a big grudge, by the way, against those at Cymed who knew this deal was in the works and concealed this fact, though I specifically asked about pending sales.) For several months it was heaven. Then over the next year under SPi management it became a nightmare, culminating with a mass layoff by conference call. Everything I've read about it on this forum since then has only confirmed that nothing has improved. My advice to any job hunter is to run away from these users and abusers very, very fast.
Feel your pain
I work for Keystrokes and I am in the same situation. No work in the morning when it is time to sign on,being asked to sign in later, work different hours etc. Don't know how long I can keep it up.
Thanks for clarifying that. What a pain for her. nm
I feel your pain. nm
What is Cbay. Do they hire MTs. I thought only Indians.