You people make me SICK!
Posted By: WL on 2007-05-24
In Reply to: Please. Yep, they picked 1 MT to send it to. - Paranoia will destroy ya
One persons thanks the company, another asks a questions, another calls her paranoid........ you really need to find something to do.. .....a good beginning would be to treat others in writing and actions as you would like to be treated.
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this makes me sick. what can be done about all these people who don't pay?
A few weeks ago I posted about not being paid at T.S.I and I thought I was the only one who was not receiving my pay. Since that time I am absolutely shocked at how many MTs work their fingers to the bone and then come here and post that they have not been paid. I cannot believe it. One company after another. What in the world are these companies thinking?? I truly believe you get in life what you put into it and if these people continue to take advantage of us then they will get it right back in some way.
I'm so sorry that you are not getting paid. I'm so sorry for my fellow TSI people who did not get paid and for everyone else. I hope J.M. has a nice christmas with our money and her grandkids (especially that one that is always sick-so sick in fact that she couldnt send our pay....yeah right) have everything they wished for. My family will have a nice christmas despite the fact that J.M. stole from me. We decided to emphasize what christmas is all about-a loving family. We will open our gifts and play games and laugh and make memories.
Hey, don't u love that I have to abbreviate her name so the moderator wont remove it?! So instead of protecting others from getting scammed this website likes to protect the scammer. Incredible
I'm just sick to death of people
downing TT all the time on this board, that's who I am. I stated facts in my post. Just because someone (or we as stated) went to Vegas, this poster was furious. Well, it stated in the email it was a BUSINESS trip, and like I said, is management supposed to sit on their duff and hope work comes their way, or should they actively pursue it? I don't call it talking down to the poster.
I guess we should tell people they can't get sick on weekends. nm
Really? Could have sworn people choose when to get sick.
People at TT have been paid! People who haven't well, maybe you did not make count and your check
after insurance deduction. Maybe your bank is holding it. Maybe anything! But we GOT PAID. This is NO LIE. And I am sick of this board. Nothing but disgruntled exemployees arguing with employees who like their job. Ugggg. I am working. BTW: THERE IS WORK (clears throat) remember that? Work?
I know people say they make more, but I can't, not when it.....
takes me longer to edit than to type it, at half pay I might add.
People like you make me sad.
How much do QA people make there? any idea? nm
People like the first poster just make me
embarrassed that I work in this field sometime and unfortunately they are all around us too. Not all MTs are that dense.
The only people that are going to make it with VR or ASR are MTs that are nearing retirement and
dont mind the lower wages and who probably already have problems with muscles and tendons from years of MTing or others who as people said are slower transcribers or part time people just supplementing their income who just want to plug along and make a few bucks. Anyone who is self supporting and needs a good income will not make it on those rates without killing themselves and if one company gets away with it they all will because I am sure MQ is next when they come out with their new pay plan and ASR rates and then they will all follow suit. Why send this work overseas and then have to edit it again so I guess they just hope they have everyone behind the 8 ball.
Where did I make people that work weekends
feel they are not being Christian or family-oriented? I certainly did not make those direct statements. Please correct me if I am wrong, but where did I post that or what did I say to make you feel that way? That was not my intention. and remember anyone can post as OP. Many of these comments that say OP are not mine. Just clarifying.
I don't understand why people make posts
telling people to stop whining. Isn't that the whole purpose? We work remotely and as a result we need this catalyst to communicate with one and other. If you don't like people venting then YOU should stay off!!
Maybe they want to make sure people double check their spelling.
If you are not sure of how they are spelled, you really should look them up.
They are well known brands and easy to look up.
I was just curious because I have had some people tell me they make over $1000 every week and that
seems impossible to me.
People make a lot of stuff up (sour grapes?)
Doesn't seem a valid point to me. Most people can make 250 lph sm
so why not do it making 8-9 cpl (or more) and make $24-27 per hour? I don't think $15/hour is much nowadays, but that is just my opinion. I made that 10 years ago in an office setting -- hate to think of going backwards, although I do reailze that is the trend in transcription nowadays, sad to say.
I just hope he/she (and everyone) finds something that pays more than that, especially for IC work.
No, not worried, just never heard of benefits for self employed people. That would make them
employees so I dont think you can give those benefits to SE or IC unless the law has been changed.
Here's a news flash for you... many people make MORE money editing....sm
in the same # of hours in a day than they do straight transcribing. I know because I and others with the company I work for do. When I was straight transcribing I averaged making $12 an hour. Now that I'm editing about 90% of the time I'm averaging making $13.50 an hour. Now THAT pays the bills faster, and I'm still working the same # of hours a week!
Just because someone posts that VR is the wave of the future doesn't mean they're in management - they're just being realistic about what is happening in this industry (just as they referred to the copier and PCs).
Of course if you think it's really going to hurt you to do VR then perhaps you should go back to an IBM typewriter and get your own accounts. After all - using a PC and expanders is helping you get paid for work you're not actually transcribing (yup, think about those expanders - I bet you're not fussing over getting paid to have those kick in instead of having to type out those words, or consider the header information that blows in for you from an ADT feed that you're not having to manually type).
People do make mistakes sometimes. Maybe it was an oversight or plain ole mistake
on someone's part, an unintentional mistake. It is possible.
Quit jumping on people who make that statement. Doubt she is
In my opinion what you make is confidential and I have seen people get fired for discussing rates.
That all goes along in confidentiality agreements. I am in agreement with you though..it really is not anyone's business. If they want to know, they need to ask the company. The company will probably tell them.
If you look back in the archives people left when they realized they couldn't make money with it.
think, people! If she does 250 lines/hour, same docs daily, will make $15/hour
What the ____? He sent you a picture - what a psycho!
Tell me more!
They said they have sick time. What's up with that?
GET SIck, WHY DON'T YA?!
I think MT work is seasonal anyway....people will always get sick, but the time of year can affect how often and how quick people decide to go to the doctor. Plus, if it's surgery or other procedures, if people can plan when to do them, they probably haven't picked June or July - when many people are on vacation, or grandkids are coming to visit....
What is sick is that there may be SM
about 15 total people in the QA world doing this, but they hold a minimum of 30 jobs and it could be up to 50 jobs between those 15 people and that is just working for nationals!
For all of you QA people out there wondering where the jobs are, that's your answer. I wish these companies could cross-check with their competitors to match names, they'd be really surprised at what is going on out there.
so sick of seeing these ads....
It makes me wanna vomit after a good laugh. All these IC positions, stating you MUST work this. You MUST do that. I'm so glad I have 2 jobs that are true IC positions. Of course I need to work to live, and I'm not lazy, but other than that, I do what I want, when I want, and how long I want. I am asked to help if can-NOT told. I do not get threats of being let go. These companies make me so sick.
And I'm getting really sick of
some of the people on this board (some, not all) jerking my emotions around. I have a conference call looming on my schedule for less than 4 hours from now, and I haven't got a clue what it will be about. And after reading this board this morning I am all but sick to my stomach with worry that it might mean I have to start job-hunting all over again.
Me too, sick of getting ripped off by SS
on a daily basis. My lines at Softscript for the last 3 weeks since the server issue have dropped drastically. I guess they think we cannot do math and only type.
feeling sick too!
I just wonder how many people here are just here to stir the pot and make everyone feel sick and scared and paranoid about their jobs?
feeling sick too!
Actually, I don't work for OSi, but work for another National that is always bashed on here. Things are changing here too and not very positive things are being said about changes and I was just making a general statement about people who like to make others feel paranoid about situations. But, I'm trying to look at it this way, there are thousands of MTs employed by my company and there are only a few here who are doing the bashing, so I'm trying to stay positive, but still a little afraid!!
Universal sick day
Been reading the posts about having an MT strike. I agree with the comments about companies getting worse instead of better as far as paying IC and other transcriptionists. We should just have a universal sick day (just one day) and see what chaos this causes. May be it does not even have to be the whole day, just a couple of hours.
Anyone sick of Amphion??
I am sick of no work...I am sick of having to flex my time...I am sick of being accused of not making my line counts when they don't have work...I am sick of being a transcriptionist!
Sick of transcription
I, too, am SICK to almost being dead from being a transcriptionist, but being the only income for 4 people, stuck in the game.
SICK of this stuff
About TransTech! They are the finest people in the business. They would never do anything in a suspicious or ill mannered method involving line counting or anything else! One might suggest if you work more and post less you would see a better line count. It takes time to build up to a good line count, i.e. becoming familiar with the facility, with the authors, with the work types, building your word expander, and working diligently towards obtaining your goals, doing what it takes to achieve the line count goals you set for yourself, turning every stone in effort to achieve those goals before suggesting the line counts are not correct. If the ESL are difficult, look at samples, invest in becoming more familiar with their way of speaking English. As far as EXTText for Word Client/Transnet/Dictaphone, I love the software. Again from time to time, there may be issues, but for the most part, the software if very geared to good production for the MT. I hope that all who read the posts about Transtech will be mature enough to make your decision by your own experience and not the experience of others. I have been with TransTech for 4 years, and I am not saying everything is wonderful, we have our ups and downs which are almost always me and not them........but in all honesty they are the finest company with the best group of people I have ever worked with and for! Thank you for reading my 2 cents on the line count saga!
I'm sick of set shifts as an IC.
THEN getting constant IMs to work when I'm supposed to be 'off'. If you want me at your beck and call you better be giving me benefits!
So sick of oversears.
Thanks for the feedback :-)
This makes me sick
I gues they are no different than anyone else
Sick and tired
Vent away! At least those of us on this board understand.
you about making me sick....
You better be careful not to offend anyone who does clinic notes (and this is coming from someone who does acute care and clinic notes). People apply for positionS where they feel they will be quality productive. After all, it is quality these companies want from US MTs is it not? If you feel those who do clinic notes do not value their skill, you are very IGNORANT/ARROGANT!!!! Please explain who you are that you can judge an MT's smarts/skills by the specialty they do. How idiotic are you?? YOU MAKE ME SICK AND I REALLY HATE GLORIFIED MTs!!! UGH UGH!!
YOU KNOW WHAT? I am sick to death of your s/m
comments after every little post or question that anyone DARES to put on this board!
Yes, please go ahead and repsond in the most childish way possible (and I know you will, as that is all you know how to do, apparently). Obviously, after your continuous verbal abuse to almost every poster on here who dared to disagree with you (yesterday), you get your jollies off of belittling anyone you can get a hold of.
Now, if anyone else on here who is over the age of 12 would like to respond to this post in a helpful manner, please feel free. If you don't know the answer to my question, then just don't reply. Not that difficult, is it?
You, SIR, are immature and should move on from this board because you have nothing constructive to say whatsoever.
In all honesty, I feel sad for anyone (like you) who lives their life as you do on a daily basis. You must feel good about yourself each night when you lay your head on your pillow, after a day of insulting and berating. What an accomplishment. Get a life.
If you choose to respond in your usual scathing manner, please do. It will only solidify the opinion that many of us here likely hold about you. Here's your chance to really show all of us worthless and incapable human beings how tough you really are. The stage is yours.
For the record, I currently earn over 10 cents per line as an employee. Not a wimp, not weak, not ignorant. Sorry to burst your bubble.
Sick of nationals
Do not rule out larger private practices. I worked acute care for 13 years and then was outsourced. Then I spent 1 1/2 years messing around with Nationals and then found a position with a large orthopedic practice, 50+ docs. Very good benefits and I do work from home, though working from home was not an issue for me. With experience, these jobs are out there but you have to be willing to jump on them when they come up. Good luck.
I know this is a dumb question, but I am considering testing for them. So, when you are sick or want to take off, you schedule it with your supervisor right? Then, it goes unpaid right? Are they pretty flexible regarding time off?
I guess if I need a vacation, I would need to save up money for it. How does it work for you?
Please excuse any typos.
I'm sick of psych
I'll email you my company info when I find another job...
sick and inundated
The person who does that has been sick and she is inundated with applicants. She is working through them. Please be patient.
makes me sick
What other industry would possibly be paying its employees the same (or even lower!) wages than they were paying 15 years ago??? I remember new employees getting paid 8.5 cpl back in 1995!!!!!!!!!
Using an inflation calculator: What cost $8.5 in 1995 would cost $11.90 in 2008.
Meaning that, without any raises for merit (yeah, a joke, right) the MT making 8.5 cpl in 1995 should now be making 11.9 cpl JUST TO BREAK EVEN with inflation!!!
A travesty for sure.
The big question is: Are you and other MTs sick
Sick at Spheris. . .
Really, I think I'm going to have a nervous breakdown working here. Crappy platform (Cornerstone), poor management, lousy everything. Been here 8 years. Would leave if I wouldn't be retiring in a year (if I make it to then). Run away from this company if you value your sanity.
sick of Transcend
I cannot speak first-hand to issues at Transcend because I have never worked there and never will. However, a colleague of mine, an experienced MT of 30 years (and former MTSO) took a job there and quickly left. She said it was a nightmare and she is the kind of person who could handle anything. I was kind of surprised that she did not last but she told me that no matter what, never take a job there. That is just her opinion, of course, but it kind of scared me.