Yes, positive is powerful!!
Posted By: bon on 2007-12-22
In Reply to: Congratulations, sincerely. sm - MT
I agree, great for you! and great for Diskriter. For some reason, it is so easy to ditch these companies here, it should be just as easy to speak positive about them when the occasion arises (without so many assumptions). So many people out there are looking for a good company to work for, I see posts on here all the time for references to a good company, but not many positive answers. I think it is great to hear something good about a company and VERY encouraging!!
Thank you very much for your post and I did not ASSUME anything negative about it. Diskriter has posts on her all the time. What a kind way to say thank you to them as well, by speaking good of them to others!
God Bless You all and may the New Year bring many positive postings to this site and positive thoughts to those who are reading!!
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Well-I don't have anything positive
to say about my experience so I guess I will shut up!!
Positive for me
At least something positive
came out of this! :)
Not positive, but I think . . . sm
the poster was referring to $1000/mo. since that was the original amount in question.
It is very different from medical transcription and the pay is low and first payment is delayed, *but* if you want to learn something different and are willing to deal with the learning curve, it is OK. I like the break from medical and the challenge...
I would *not*, however, put all of my eggs (or even most of them) in this basket. Unless/until you are proficient in this type of transcription, you'll probably starve.
And even if positive
Even if you give a positive response to anything someone along the line will knock you down for whatever it is worth. Sometimes it just not worth it. Read the comments I guess for whatever they are worth.
Does anyone have anything positive to say about.....sm
Softscript? I would like to know what makes them an undesireable company to work for as everything sounds okay to me. Is it their pay? What is it? TIA
Be a little more positive.
I too wish this site can be more positive. I mean, I understand we all need to vent sometimes, but get a grip!!! There are pluses and minuses to every profession. If you really can't stand doing this, consider finding a new job or starting a new career. There are still transcriptionists who like doing this type of work. For those of you who are so unhappy with your job, are you going you reject your paychecks when you receive it?
My daughter worked for them for a couple of years and for the most part, she was happy there. They are (as many companies now are) sticklers about your scheduled hours but that isn't such a bad thing. She never ran out of work and had support from the company when she needed (okay until she needed time off and they said no they couldn't spare her and that's why she left)
Would you mind emailing me?
So? Is being positive a bad thing?
Maybe this person is the first person to say "can I help?"
Maybe she came from a company where she had the worst account, and now has the best account imaginable (It happened to me--I adore my account at Transcend!)
Maybe she communicates with QA rather than having a "they're out to get me" attitude.
Maybe she is concerned about building rather than destroying.
Maybe she's just one of those people who makes the best out of any given situation.
If I were in management, someone like that would definitely be among my favorites.
I can probably say that, without a doubt, you'd not be on my "favorites" list, without ever having met you.
I have been there a little over a month, and so far, I absolutely love it. I had 6 years with MQ and not many of them happy. Hoping this is my new "home".
Have been with EDIX/Spheris for five years and still happy! It is not perfect but have a great supervisor, earning good money and my hours are what I want! Guess we are all looking for something different in companies. Can email me if you like.
Not all positive but not all negative..
At least I stayed busy with them and not sittling idly waiting for work like now.
Positive for me and I agree...
it depends on the supervisor/account. Was a lot of tension for ME for a while, but since new super, been very, very positive.
I had a positive experience
I agree totally with cjs. I had other reasons for quitting them recently.
I have positive experience's with OSi
I have been with OSi for probably 6-7 years. Lord, I am so busy I can't remember.I get paid very very well for my position. I to have rose from the ranks and it did not take long because my goal was to be a superviser. I have never been a manager before so I learn as go but I am enjoying everything about it - to feel that I I am being looked up to and that I can set an example and teach something. It is a goal I have come up with some good ideas that were not in place before. All companies have journies they must take so we may never have perfection so we will hope for the best. I do love working with the new girls who are the future but we still appreciate our older and middle aged women who are strong and perform excellent work. Just so you know that you are not forgotten. Promotions are for everyone , not just the newbies, but is gives them an extra step and helps them be strong for the future. It makes them thrilled that they have been promoted.
One positive - pay on time. sm
Pay is low. I was given work load that stretched my day into 15 hours and low $$$. Burned out and exhausted by the time I stopped working there. Owner is famous for making lots of promises and not following through, and her martyr routines once you notice how hard it is to make lines. They constantly call and IM for things a clerk should be doing. I have heard since I left that she gives some of her work to Indians.
Regarding positive feedback
As company policy, DSG's QA staff never send MTs feedback. All feedback comes from management. There is no such thing as positive feedback. You will get some form of QA information on rare occasions, never a job well done, and often contradictory to previous memos or e-mails or even other direct feedback. The only way to get any response is to pick up the phone, don't rely on e-mails, and call the highest level of management.
At DSG you get no direct feedback from the QA people. You only ever get feedback from management. I never once had a good job or any sort of positive feedback. All I ever had was specific information about account specs, and these change with the wind. On some accounts, the spec changes are so often it's hard to keep track of what's going on. Also, the feedback is very rare, or you can be told about something that you have being doing for months that now is wrong.
I am a positive person everywhere in my life, except when it comes to talking about my job and this industry. Most of the people in this industry that I am surrounded by are the same way.
Minnieha, maybe you can share with us the name of the company you work for that is more positive than negative? I have been searching for a good fit for the last 2 years and each employer is worse than the last. Thanks for the info.
I can only say positive things
about Chronicle Transcripts. If you are considering a position with this company,I would certainly not hesitate.
nothing positive to offer
being a former employee who also went through the same things you see here.
So far EVERY message is very positive
So far so good.
IC is only in Canda now....I am almost positive.
I am employed part time flex, and am required to produce 2,000 lines per week. I have given my PS a schedule, but lately with all the bonuses being offered I have been all over the place with my hours. She does not complain as my accounts are out of TAT.
I will qualify for the quarterly bonus so long as I transcribe my 2000 lines per week, and the hours worked do not matter.
My PS is great. I do not get much complaint if I am not working my schedule to a tee, as I am flex. She knows she can count on me if the work falls behind.
Also, there is no maximum lines per week you can type. I tend to transcribe 6000 per week, but like the PT flex status.
Hope this helps.
MBS - on a positive note. sm
I have worked with ******* for almost a year. She has always been pleasant, responsive, and pays on time - has actually overpaid me once.
My experience very positive
Just started but first paycheck on time and correct, management very responsive in general, and at this point I have no real complaints.
BTW: If my emails for support were ignored - or not responded to - on a regular basis, I *would* call them and advise this was a problem. You are certain to get a better response calling and speaking to a staff member than just venting about it on a board that can't address the issue(s).
Not positive this is the same company
but my first MT job was for STAT Transcription in San Jose about 12 years ago. At that time I believe they did straight clinic accounts and everyone used a C-phone and Word Perfect 5.1. I was with them for a couple of years before the work dried up, I moved on, and they eventually sent me a letter requesting their C-phone back. I actually assumed they went out of business. I really liked the job, and my favorite memory is of getting invited to an awesome Christmas party hosted by the owner. Sorry I don't have more recent information to share!
I got the feeling she was trying to be positive for those of us
who are a bid scared because we have little work on training... I think also she was responding to 4vrtpng...who did answer her but these other posts got in between. Just my 2c or take on it.
Isn't it interesting that most of the positive sm
posts here are from long-time MTs? Our work ethic and attitude are quite different.
There ya go, proof positive!
Positive about MxSecure
Please be careful about what you read on these boards. Sounds like you are passing up a company because of what you read on here. Know that most people come here to vent, so a lot of negative comes from that. Some of those comments were from long ago and the company has come a long way. I am just sad to see some miss an opportunity. Maybe it isn't for everyone, but I have been there a year and soooo glad I did not let the negative comments make me run. Looking at that ad on mtjobs, I really do feel like everything on there is true! I am happy with MxSecure and very successful there.
Never heard anything positive about them.
Have heard they don't pay you. The management is nuts. All sorts of horror stories. Do yourself a big favor and go back and look at the archieves.
I had a positive experience with them but
it was probably four years ago. Everyone there seemed pretty helpful to me. The account I was on was heavy ESL, though, and lots of long operative reports.
At any rate, the people were nice to me, they paid on time via direct deposit, and I did not run out of work.
Facebook is way more positive. You can
I like it here, and wouldn't give it up, but can get caustic at times because of the anon status... and potential trolls. On FB, I have a page of what my friends are doing and it always cheers me up... I make time for it b/c we all need a personal touch from friends and family and a support system. I keep my friends total low to have quality time with my buds, we vent, we have fun, and it's like we are not so far away from each other. Re: MDI on facebook, I would never talk about where I worked on a board, really, unless I had invited my boss or others. I would feel like it is a breech of confidentiality for some reason... I am touchy about talking about work, b/c I guard my paycheck and its safety. But, good luck to you!
Keep positive thoughts! (sm)
A candle loses nothing of its own flame by lighting another flame.
To the OP: CONGRATULATIONS on the new job! Best wishes to your success and happiness!
I have had nothing but a positive experience with LM
I started with Landmark about 2 months ago, in fact a week or so after 30+ MT started and my experience has been just the opposite of the negative that has been posted here. I already knew the platform so I have only had to learn account specifics. I may have talked to the QA person 30 minutes and read the account requirements. I do not email QA for questions. I put my questions on the reports themselves and review them before I start my next shift. Filled-in blanks are copied into my ShortHand program for future use. I've only had maybe 2 full checks and a small one when I started in the middle of a billing period. I have had absolutely no problems with payroll at all.
The only thing I noticed is that my account ran out a couple of times on a Saturday, but I had the opportunity to swap that day for a scheduled off day and had no problems meeting my commitment. Now that I know the flow of work, that shouldn't happen again. I did check with the QA person and we talked about cross training on a different account soon just in case that is needed.
Again just for the record, I have had no problems working for Landmark. I am an IC which is how they treat me (ICs are not supposed to need training and a lot of hand-holding), as did the MTSO that I worked for prior to LM where I was a statuatory employee. I am a single mom who does not get CS. I like the freedom of just doing my job w/o being hassled. If anyone has issues or questions about Landmark, I would be glad to answer by email.
My experience with them was very positive.
You do only have to test once, their service is free to the job seeker, and they found a perfect match for me. I am still at the same job 3 years later, and quite happy. Good luck.
only positive suggestions
Request secondary accounts if you do not already have them.
Keep asking, even different people, for more work until you finally get it.
Pick up a different PT job if all else fails.
Hang in there. I have gotten encouragement, and believe it will be better soon.
God forbid if we think positive
There are also POSITIVE posts about this company!
The owners are not mean. They are very friendly and caring. The company has a load of work. They are having pay problems right now, but are working to solve the problem. They are upfront and honest. One must remember that a poor attitude can affect any nice person. This "viper pit" of a board is certainly proof of that.
Try to find a positive post here
Sorry, but I don't know about the schools. I got into transcription from being in the medical field.
I don't blame you for not wanting to hear the negative. I am sick to death of seeing this negative stuff as well. I checked in here looking for samples and mistakenly decided to answer a post from someone who asked for a company recommendation. I complimented OSi for standing by me through hard times, then got mortally raked over the coals for doing that. No company is perfect but neither am I.
This board is filled with people criticizing OSi, other companies, and other people. I hope you can get an answer to your question. I have had enough of disgruntled people on this board.
Yes, there are quite a few companies with positive feedback.
It's all about finding the positive aspects, IMO
There's going be something to complain about with every company. One person's last straw is another's aggravation.
I personally have no problems with no raises given, though. I never received one in 5+ years and made more money every single year.
Well thank you for sharing your positive experience!
I, for one, am happy to hear that you liked that company. Kudos to you for posting! There's not enough happiness and positivity in the world these days.
I appreciated the positive email, but sm
I just can't believe we didn't even get a Happy Holidays email or anything. I'm definitely not complaining, but they have spoiled us in the past and then just nothing this year. I enjoy working for QT and hope things are going to work out for the best! I wish someone from mgmt would respond on this board or in an email!
You dont see any positive comments because when you do....sm
You get flamed.
I worked for OSi for a long time but had an opportunity of having my own account and I took it. I would work for OSi again if need be.
With any company, it is all that you make it. Regardless of the relentless, rediculous backbiting going on on this site, I would go for it!
I recommend everyone to OSi looking for a good stable company. (GET YOUR FLAMING SUITS ON - HERE IT COMES)
There is no one company that is going to have a positive opinion from everyone you just have to really find out for yourself.
Absolutely positive. I work as an SE for
are withheld, only Social Security and Medicare taxes.
Thank you so much for your positive responses!!!!! see inside
As for talking to an attorney and then coming here, please don't misunderstand, first the attorney tells me the legal stuff, and then I felt that someone who actually dealt with Sten-Tel and had an experience with contracts like this would be an extra benifit of information for me. I appreciate you so much for the information as it was VERY VERY reassuring as I have been out of work for some time and it's very important that I get this. I really do hope it works out well for me!! Please keep me in all of your prayers! Thanks again!
FINALLY..A POSITIVE NOTE!!!
I really appreciate this post. There are always two sides of the coin in EVERY profession. I worked in the health insurance industry for 10 years and you always had people that loved it or hated it. MT is no exception. I, personally, enjoy my job as an MT. I'm saving a heck of a lot of money in gas from not having to drive back and forth to an office, work clothes, stress from working in an office in among catty, back-stabbing coworkers, and the list goes on and on. I work for a company that is fair, flexible, keeps me busy, stays off my back, pays me well, and always pays on time. I'm learning new things every day. I schedule MY day as I see fit. At this point, I would not trade that for anything...well, except maybe to come into a large sum of money and never have to work again. LOL!
Finally a positive post about MT.
I love this job and profession. Yes, things do change, but so does everything else. Change is the only constant in life. I have raised my 3 children and was home with them. I bought the farm that I now live in in a very rural area, the dream of my lifetime, and could not do it if I did not do MT. But because I do and I work at home, I can live anywhere as long as I have electricity and high-speed DSL. I have direct deposit. I don't have to pay 3 bucks a gallon to get to work. I will stay in this profession until the day I retire. I get to be home with my disabled husband, pets, and see my granddaughter when I want, as long as I okay time off with my employer.
For me, this is a GREAT JOB and I love it.
No doom and gloom here.
I work there. Experience all positive.sm
Pay is excellent by the minute or gross line. Company is well run, everyone is nice, and professional. Pay is always correct and on time. They do not outsource.