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cause I am sooo sick of hearing (sm)

Posted By: I'll tell ya why on 2005-07-26
In Reply to: Why are you agitating everyone that has anything you dont like to hear about MQ. - MQTOO

whining and griping and complaining about the same old same old!!! That's why! And if it agitates YOU to think about finding another flippin' job, then so what! I really don't care! I say, if your job stresses you out this much, it is very easy to look elsewhere.  There are only TONS and TONS of other places to work, so...find another J-O-B! Simple as that! And quit yer whining, why don't cha?

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I am SOOO sick and tired of BEGGING for work!
Anyone know of a company that is hiring ICs, flexible scheduling, multispecialty clinic, at least 8 cents a line (shows my desperation...!), steady, dependable work flow for the most part, a company where you can stay and work for at least a few years straight. Any out there? Do not want MDI-MD. Do not want to be an employee - want to be an IC. Do not want any complicated platforms. Any smaller companies out there? I can't find jack lately, even with over 10 years experience. I need consistent work!
so sick of hearing that excuse
Heard this for YEARS from KS. My gosh, how many staffing changes and recent growth is a company gonna have? That is always the excuse when there is a problem at KS. News flash..... we know KS is not perfect. it is obvious!
oh get over yourself. sick of hearing your rants.
No, you are not hearing concern. You are hearing that

MTs are not sheep to be led to the slaughter.  I am a CMT.  It is wrong to force CMT status.  Even MTSO owners for the majority are not certified.  What next for them?   They will be required to be certified or they will not start a company and they will only hire CMTs?  Don't you see where this is leading?  Hell, you can choose to abort a baby in today's economy.  You can't even choose not to be credentialed?  A slippery and dangerous slope here to be sure. 

I praise these MTs who are willing to stand up and not shut up.  AHDI and MTIA are no friends of the MT community.  It's time we shut them up...way past time.

If SOOO many are saying it ... sm

i.e., with STRAIGHT typing and not being able to make lines/minimum wage... I'm sure there must be something to it.  All these MTs can't be making it up!

Since anything even remotely resembling English has gone the way of ($$$ for MTSOs) VR ... all that seems to be left is transcription that is rejected by VR ... all that's left for the dedicated, experienced MTs is GARBAGE ... it's not the LACK OF WORK ... it's the TYPE OF WORK the straight typing MTs are reduced to.  So, off your high horse and start doing 8 hours' worth of this crap (actual 14-16 hours required) to get FT lines in .. and then tell us we're not cutting it! 


This is sooo true!
I know from personal experience. The newbie gets in to work for a service and gets put in the FIFO pool and then complains all the time that there are too many dictators and they cannot understand them, or they do not know that speciality, yet they begged to get hired and promised they would do anything to gain experience, yet they cannot do the actual work.

About typos, doesn't anyone know the difference between the usage of NO AND KNOW?

sooo true....
You are exactly right. My favorite I found to be true is..misery loves company. I also believe in the Laws of Attraction,,, if you're miserable, you attract misery. If your happy... you attract happiness as more people like to be around you and everyone puts everyone is a better mood.
Sooo obvious..
It's so obvious that these last few replies were by the company/employees themselves in efforts to dismiss what is going on. MTs don't snooze on this one! Troll.. that is funny
ohhhhh my, sooo sorry (that was no class act)sm
And some on this board say the MTs complain (for no reason, their fault etc.

Ya know what, I am not here daily but I seem to see some of the same theme over and over and then to take heed. I know people stretch, etc, but I believe it, yes, I do.(one that got me recently was PAYPAL and having to pay $10 for a check that is $240 to get paid, (20 a month)
Sooo, is Trans Tech VR is that why sm
there is seemingly disenchantment in the postings? I will not try VR again, so just wanted to know.  I will never EVER work for that kind of money EVER.  This is a highly skilled and technical, knowledgable based profession. PERIOD and ever changing info to keep up with.
Well, aren't you just SOOO special!

that place is sooo boring; who posts there?
jobs there.  I think Spheris also has job ads there... 
I Sooo Agree...some HR Recruiters/companies

do not realize how much a waste of time it is for them and the potential employee/IC to go on with an endless hiring process of repeating application questions, testing, etc...possibly only to find out that they do not pay enough, or some other major item that is not unacceptable to one of the parties.  I have had some time-waster interviews, and I do not like to feel I've wasted my time any more than the recruiter does.

I bet Keystrokes is sooo glad they posted their benefits! LOL
Sheesh! Talk about attack mode!
to "Sick of hearing it"
This stufff does NOT go on in all companies. I think the major problem here is with the QA person and the practices OSi has. It is not with other employees, because for the most part all of the OSI employees on most issues except those that are "brown noses" and by the way if you don't want to hear this stuff on here, dont come on this BOARD. Simple as that. "kiss-up,, kiss-up some more"
not hearing back
This is positively not true! When hired all MTs are told the process of hiring, and what the next step is. In the e-mail that is sent out by the office, the AA specifically outlines what the next step is. It takes a while to get IDs from some accounts, and people are informed about that from the very beginning when they are hired.

Please before you post get facts straight, and if someone has not been contacted, then they need to call the office and ask for the HR Director, she will contact the appropriate person to help with any problems.

I would be interested in hearing as well...(nm)
Also, the ones I am hearing back from are
to start, and many not paying for spaces or anything. It seems like the more a company wants from you, the less they want to pay, I've noticed. If they have a bunch of restrictions in their ads, you can bet they pay crap.

What's up with that?? One ad stated no this, no that, must do this, must do that, must have this, must have that, must purchase this, must purchase that. Then I finally heard from them, tested with them, and after all this and that, they were offering 6 cpl. Yeah, right! lol

Know what I told them? I told them that I believed my 17+ years of experience were worth a whole lot more than 6 cpl, but good luck in their search.
hearing loss
Because of recent events, I am pretty sure I have developed some tone deafness.  I am going to have it checked out, of course, but feel frightened about my future as an MT.  I'm not young!  Wondering if anyone else has faced this and what happened.  Is there special equipment we can use, etc.?
hearing problem!!
I have developed a bit of a hearing problem and finding it hard to distinguish sound-alikes.  I was wondering if anyone works with a hearing problem or uses some sort of hearing device and what kind, where to find it, etc.  I'm more than a little worried here. 
hearing problem
Don't give up yet.  Ditch the transcriptionist-type headphones and get some good stereo headphones or even a cheap pair from big lots.  The difference in hearing will amaze you.  They all vary immensely.  I don't have a hearing problem but did have an external noise problem with a now-ex-husband and Aiwa Noise Cancelling headphones made the marriage last an extra year.  Now I go to Big Lots and experiment with alternative, smaller, lighter, any kind of headsets and have found some really great quality headphones for about $1 to $2.  They may not last long but who cares.  You will never go back to Transcriptionist headsets.  I still use the Aiwa headset for dictators that whisper.  Got those on ebay for $20. 
Hearing back from
You will get a call from them if you pass the test. Otherwise you will not hear anything. That is what I was told by them. Supposedly many happy MTs there despite the very low pay.
I LOVED hearing this!

And I love the idea of people being made to pay for their own foolishness and cheapness!  Serves him right! 

But, what makes VR seem like a good idea is that when it does not need to be on constant life support and works just a LITTLE better, an employer still gets our expertise as editors for a fraction of what we used to be paid as MTs.  And many of us believe the propaganda put out by our MTSO that, sure we'll take a 50% or more cut in pay, but be able to do 3 times as many lines, so the switch will be a GOOD thing and bring us more money.  They have to try to sell us on the win/win scenario because otherwise nobody would give it a chance. 

Not hearing from supervisor

I do not hear from my supervisor unless she has made a change to the account specs and is letting me know about it or if she needs me to switch accounts.  I like to be left alone so I can do my work.

hearing test?
I'm deaf in one ear all my life. I've been an MT for 25 years, have never had any problems except the kind every MT has when there's static, crackling, background clanging, etc. I've never had to take a hearing test for a hospital job or one for a national. I've had a couple of hearing tests on my own but I have sensorineural loss and a hearing aid doesn't help. I just always wanted to be able to listen to music via stereo but I'll always be monaural--music still sounds great to me.
Anyone else sending out resumes and hearing nothing?
I have 16 years in the business and 4-5 years editing experience, but am just not hearing back from companies advertising on the boards.  Maybe they are receiving 100s of resumes...or is it just me?  Anyone know of a company looking for an editor, please email me.  Thanks!
And they are giving me hearing loss
their cell phones go off, they are right next to the dictating phones and they do not know whether to answer or call back, you can tell they are picking them up and looking because you are getting an ah, ah, ah and then leaving something electronic close to the phone because all of a sudden we have this horrible loud screech in your ears. My hearing is sensitive!
Try a Boostaroo. I am hard of hearing and that little
you plug in your earphones, then plug the earphones into it.  It boosts volume 50%. 
You're probably not hearing back
because you're not available on a weekend day, which all companies want you to work. There isn't enough work to go around for a Monday through Friday day shift.
2 years, and we're just now hearing about it?

when my job was outsourced after 17 years of loyalty and crap pay hourly.

I make way more now!  Way, way more! 

Union - thanks but no thanks.

Why don't you start your own board with this line of bull and see if it flies.  Give us the website where for 2 years this has all been in the works?  If it's so great, it should be public information right?  So we can sign right up?  No dues? 

Any good companies who might be hearing and
for a new company, but really want to apply only at ones who use voice recognition as opposed to straight transcribing. I love ASR now, and that's the only reason I've been staying at my current job. Are there other companies who use ASR? Thanks for any leads.
Hiring! Not Hearing! I'm so humiliated.
sorry about that. heck, it's not like I transcribe for a living. How stupid of  me.
How can it be illegal to require a hearing
test for a job that requires you to be able to hear the dictation. No different than requiring a physical (which could be used to check hearing, but not always) or drug tests??? Hearing well or not has nothing to do with age.
o.k., BUT very good hearing is very important
in this job, when everything goes through headsets.
Sarah, I think their point is they are tired of hearing the
Your negativity resonates further and louder than you think.

These OPs are intelligent and just because you bellowing ominous warnings does not mean that everyone wants to hear them.

This industry is no different than any other - it is changing and evolving.

There will be 2 groups involved: Those who are happy and excited about changes because they are adaptable and are comfortable with change and those who will be left behind, bitter, unhappy, struggling, and allow their own perspective to be ruined by their own obstinance to change.

Please do not be one of the latter.

I'm just sayin' ...

There's 49 other states who are tired of hearing how expensive CA is. nm,
Me too..I definitely double my lines and sometimes more. From what I am hearing, I think Escription
is one of the only VR systems you can do that, which makes me afraid to try the others by Dictaphone, etc..I make far more money on Escription even at half the rate than I could doing straight typing.
Handbook? I vaguely remember hearing something about that
Like maybe way back in January.
I called and she told me, I definetly will be hearing soon
The extra phone call might have gotten things rolling. Thanks everyone.
There are young children who have hearing issues
from babies on up. Why do you think this is age discrimination and why would you say sue?
I agree, good hearing IS important
but any health-related tests or questions must come AFTER an offer has been made. That is a key part of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Sometimes people physically cannot do certain jobs. I am a fat old lady. I don't think it would do me any good to walk over to UCLA and ask to try out for the varsity football team. But if I apply for an MT position, I do not expect my weight (I am fat) or my hearing (which is excellent) to be called into question. If a company wants to ask medical questions after hiring, they can ONLY be related to job performance. For example, I cannot be asked about back problems because as an MT I am not required to lift. If I applied for a truck driving position, it would be a valid question. Too many employers think that MTs don't know their rights (many don't) or are afraid to exercise them. I say, know your rights!
Is there a part of this story we are not hearing? Never heard of company doing this with only
MQ has own board because we got tired of hearing the same repeated complaints about them on the
P.S. If the good your talking about hearing was on here, then no doubt it was the recruiter

pretending to be a MT singing CIT's praises. I caught her doing this and it blew all of their credibility. I found it extremely strange.

I'd be interested in hearing anyone's experience with Trans Matchmaker, too...
I'm getting tired of hearing your refrain that Enterprise sucks. sm
It doesn't suck for everyone. There are plenty of platforms and companies out there; if you aren't happy, why don't you go find something more to your liking? I just get tired of one MT trashing a pretty good company over and over because they have an issue with 1-2 items.
Tired of hearing that nurses work holidays because...sm
Nurse's in my area start pay at $63,000 per year. How many pennies a line do you making typing on Christmas Day?

One year I was forced to work on Thanksgiving and I sat there with no work. My family was in another town making memories and enriching their lives while I made 8 cents a line with no lines to type.

You are not a nurse and neither am I.
OMG PEOPLE... it wasn't the hearing.. you have to read the thread
It was the looking into medical records to see if you would be costing them too much insurance.

my favorite platform is dictaphone extext. interested in hearing what yours is.
I remember hearing the words "for the foreseeable future"... sm
when the company I worked for was bought by Transcend.  I also remember hearing how nothing would change.  Until they can figure out how to integrate the accounts to their platforms there is not much change.  Then they get them onto their platform.  If you are into quality more than quantity you will lose your benefits.  This is my opinion and what happened to me.  I suppose if you are a quick typist and don't double check things you might do better.  If you do a search on this board and type in BeyondTXT you will see more opinions on that platform.