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Worst of the worst...I agree with RUN

Posted By: been there done that on 2008-11-21
In Reply to: Davis Transcription - out of PA - nygal

Please - don't learn the hard way!  You will only waste your time and run the risk of not making anything to boot unless you have a relative who is a big city lawyer.  Under the sugar coating is something very bitter.

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I agree, the MTSOs are the worst.......
even worse than the doctors who dictate so miserably.
Because it is these companies which suck our blood and treat us like slaves.
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I so agree, in my experience some of the absolute worst MTs
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Yes, I agree. The sound quality with VoiceWave Player is really bad. Worst I've ever heard.
Please do not go there. It is the worst!
MDI-FL is the worst of them all.
Worst than the 1st one, can't believe she did it again!
I don't think it's the worst

If you're fast, you might just make production.

No they are not. They are the worst
Transcription Relief Services. It may be better now, but was absolutely the worst when I was there.
Ever and the first time I transcribed one, I was given 91% QA on the document.  Not to happy about that.
Another company who starts off great and then turns nasty! I planned on retiring from there in about 10 years. I actually worked for them for more than 3 years. With their massive expansion a few months ago came really rude e-mails or no response to questions, being switched on accounts with VERY different specifics endlessly, IM messages to interrupt your day for their endless *emergencies,* etc. I produced big time for them and had an outstanding QA record. They abused my good nature one time too many. I am happy where I am right now. THEIR loss!!
DSG for sure is the WORST...
I like when management BEGGED us to go on MTstars and post positive things, because they are getting bashed so badly... and I know for fact that one of the higher ups told me that she goes on and posts and changes her initials... so all of this happy, feel good stuff is probably from the people at the home office...
It is not "THE WORST"!
Please, give it a try. I love it and I work out of the Dallas office. I have a couple of friends that have worked out of other offices and were not exactly thrilled, but I think the Dallas office is the best.
Definitely the worst at communication!!
If you have problems, oh well.. If you have a complaint, oh well... If you check is always penalized, oh well... If you have realized that the line counts NEVER add up with ANY program, oh well.. Now, you get the idea.  They could care less. There is a reason why people from other countries should not run an American business. They have no idea what your saying or care and you cannot get through to them in PLAIN ENGLISH because they do not understand that language. They only understand "PENALIZE" that is their favorite word. I am sorry but I had to vent.
The worst part is...
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I thought they were the worst. (sm)
After I was hired and before actually beginning transcription with them, I had an inkling it wasn't going to be nice when I was mailed account specifics including lots and lots of QA memos with things like HOW MANY TIMES DO I HAVE TO TELL YOU PEOPLE THIS?!!!! and countless similar things. It may have just been one or two people, but that kind of thing is infectious in a QA department.

As far as the accounts, not just ESL, but the worst quality ESL I've ever encountered.

The owner was known for her rants on another well-known bulletin board. She also said she wouldn't sell, so when she did, naturally people were upset. Of course it was her right to sell, but those kinds of promises should never be made.

I count them as one of my worst experiences. I left after a short while and never regretted the decision. I was only sorry that I had to put such a stupid-sounding name of a company on my resume when looking for a real job.
Their accounts are the worst! nm

Yes. Not the best but not the worst. The best thing is that I do not
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The worst thing is that most of these SM
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my worst is in sacramento..sm
He speaks clearly, but he has this irritating habit of, after dictating for about five minutes, stopping, and saying no, don't say that, say... and then I have to erase everything I just typed and start over again. I have begun charging extra lines for this, though, because after all, I did type it. It was not my fault he had to have it erased. grrrr...
The platform is one of the worst

go down.  If you need help with tech support, you  have to email them and it takes hours, sometimes days for them to get back to you.  Then sometimes your report does not show up on the line counter and you have to notify tech to get paid, because somehow it did not go through and another MT typed the same report. 

Any account you go on will eventually be on VR, and they only pay half  your line rate, the standard is 4 cpl for VR.  The program is not user friendly. 

No matter what they tell you when they  hire you, they will eventually put your account on VR, and it can take months and months to get it down because the system does not seem to learn.  Also, my training, well they kind of throw you to the wolves. 

Also no production incentive, etc.  On VR, it can take longer to edit the report than to type it.  You can expect your checks to drop when they switch you to VR.  All they will tell you is to be patient and it is a learning curve, keep trying, etc., etc., etc.  In the meantime, your bills get behind, you can't afford things. 

I am sorry I went with this company and am hoping to get out.




My worst experience ever was with her.

Isn't it funny how some find a home where others run?  Maybe it was timing.  Who knows?  I would not recommend taking a job with her but sounds like some are quite happy and treated well.

Good luck!

your worst enemy...
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Worst Company
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they certainly aren't the worst
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I don't agree with everything they do, but I've been with most of the big names and eTrans is way better than any of them. I can actually get my work done most days without even hearing a peep from anyone at the company other than the occasional email.
Would be my worst nightmare also. NM
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MQ Dallas Office - THE WORST
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My worst experience in life.
Worst radiology accounts I ever had - sm
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Worst company I ever worked for.
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I second that-worst company I ever worked for also..nm
Radiologists were the absolute worst sm
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They are also the abSolute worst company. nm
The worst offender for Philippines is SPI-BPO. sm
i think they added the BPO to their name so people wouldnt realize it was them, lol.

They have work done in Philippines and in India and the quality of the work just sucks so bad.

Steer clear of them, for sure.

Oh, that is unless you are a liaer and a thief. They like to have employees who screw them. One chick worked (yeah right - i should say BILLED) for 23 hours a day - she made $7000 the first month she was there and those idiots let her.

She is STILL there too. sigh
Is the OSi I saw down further under the poll for the worst companies
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There's no extra for that. It's just part of the job more and more lately. And the worst of th
SoftScript the worst company ever!!!
Cant that be done on any platform though. Why does it seem DQS is the worst. Is that why companies
buy this platform.  I wonder if you asked a company about it if they would be honest about every little thing they do to take away lines.  I only know for a fact that it reduced my lines tremendously going from a DOS program to DQS on the same account with the same dictators.
The worst offender has just been promoted at OSI
She will be on the chopping block when they hear from wage and hour folks.
PLEEEEZE: I would not wish OSI on my worst enemy

Not the worst, but toward the lower end of the middle.
I was paid late/wrong often. I always tell people if you can afford to be paid late, then it's an okay place to work. If you rely on them being on time and accurate, go elsewhere.

Several of the shift leads are very nice. However, one never answers you because she's busy looking like the production queen. One had more drama than Jerry Springer. The owner answers you when she feels like it or not at all. My training on my account consisted of me doing 3 notes and then I was on my own. I was told I couldn't pend to verify information if it didn't cause more than one blank. I like being left alone to type, but I like to be comfortable with the account as well.

So it isn't the worst company out there but it certainly is not the best.
Worst experience of my career.