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so..basically

Posted By: mcangeli on 2007-04-02
In Reply to: looking for honesty :) thanks. - mcangeli

what I've gathered..



  • MT, like most other professions, is unpredictable.

  • It is possible to make 25k, but not common.

  • Formal training with a program such as Career Step is not a requirement, but it would be an asset.

  • There are other ways for me to become educated in the field besides a formal program.

  • And, finally, you get out of it what you put into it.

I appreciate the advice and insight from all of you.  I will take into consideration when making my decision.  Thanks again.




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Basically happy with MQ.
Line counts okay, too.
It basically means that
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Where I am it goes basically by what you are paid - sm
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That is basically the same conversation i had with them...
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You and me both. I basically just clean up
for brand spanking new MTs at one-third of their line rate.  Depressing.  But am making a little money while looking for other jobs.
I think all of these companies are basically the
when someone replies?  No one is anywhere for charity anymore.  Everyone has their hand in the pot these days.  That is just part of life.  If you think for one minute you are going to ask about a company and only receive positives, you're in for a big disappointment.  Why not try the company out for yourself if you are just going to defend them anyway?  It does not hurt to try, but from what I read here, there are MTs who have tried and they were not impressed.  SoftScript has an advertisement almost every week, so what does that tell you?  Rapid expansion? That is a big MAYBE in my opinion.  Different strokes for different folks.  Good luck on whatever you decide including posting here or other boards.  LOL  
Right. That's what the article said, basically.
That all correct English is the same, wherever the country:

English in India may have a British hangover but by no means is it vastly different from American English or any other correct English for that matter.

She expects Indians working for American countries to have excellent English ... like hers. If only our visitor could write like that, we wouldn't be appalled.

Its odd, but they are basically a middle man, which
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This is basically the reason that we have never....sm
been able to attain professional status as language specialists. I did try QA for a while after many years as an MT but could not believe the poor quality of the work I was seeing. It made me ill! This never would have been tolerated back in the day. No one would have even dared to apply for a position as an MT if they, at a minimum, couldn't pass a simple grammar test. Even the simple things as in this case,there vs their, tense errors, just no basic English (American) language skills. I do not see it getting better unless people are required to show they know the basics before they are hired.
Which basically reads is
that the sorority sisters at AAMT don't care about you, never did.
Basically, same experience...

I worked there for a while as an employee doing ER reports.  I basically had the same experience as you regarding management pressure and unexplained line count deficiencies. 


Regarding Karen, there was an MT on my account with this name.  The manager that we had for ER accounts was a new manager who came over from Medware (I think that was the name) and Karen was a pet who followed her over from there.  There were a lot of people who followed that manager, and, of course, they were the ones who always had work when work ran low.  Unfortunately, I wasn't one of those pets.  I ended up leaving and I'm very happy that I did.


But basically you are only speaking for yourself
I read your posting above and wondered if you dislike it so much, why do it? Is there not another job you can do besides this because the way it looks most companies are headed towards VR. I will make almost $190 today on the VR I work on and I am totally loving it. I would not be unhappy if I did not, would find another business.
Basically, does she owe anyone else money? nm
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I talked to a Transolutions MT and basically
she was happy with the company. I try to find out as much as I can about a company when I interview, just to file away for future reference. She was looking for part-time work, and actually said she would recommend them. So.......who knows?
I was basically just looking at the ads that are posted. Maybe it is better to place my own ad to
get a response other than the companies that are always posting.
I am an IC, and I basically type from a pool.

The work is available for me to get and return in 24 hours from the time of dictation.  I have come to learn when the work is there.  I do all clinic though.  Some companies require ICs to have set hours, but I don't think that is right. 


Of course some companies will ask when you're available, but most that know the true meaning of IC do not care what hours you work as long as you get the work back in a timely manner.


I have my own accounts as well, so that would not apply as far as getting lines because I charge all different amounts.  One is subcontracted, I pick-up and deliver.  IC offers flexibility at least in my eyes.


I don't know anything about Tera Nova - sorry! 


so basically no platform. thanks that helps a lot.
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you just basically gave the same answer .sm
which is not good enough. Someone's credit could be shot BECAUSE OF SOMEONE ELSE. Then what?
Ignore it. If they are just basically e-mailing

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If you know your accounts in and out you may want to stay and just ignore some of the e-mails that get you hot and bothered.


I also am an IC for an online company that does mass e-mails when there is work to be done, but it is not directed right at me but to all MTs on that particular account.  I do not feel the need to answer each and every e-mail unless I am the only addressee.  Of course, you may not know if they are blind copying, but just my opinion.


Company basically run out of India.
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Ummmm...all your complaints are basically

While I understand your beefs with the industry, including dictators' quality, its been this way forever and ever. I've been MTing professionally for 25 years now, and my elders before me said things were always this way, back to when the doctors actually dictated in person with the MT taking notes on a steno pad. Every item is the same, including our pay rate! LOL.  I find it a challenging career, but would never stay if I made anything near 15K.  Despite all the challenges, shaky companies, etc., I still always minimum  hit $35K.  Not trying to brag, but have no idea how or why you would stick around for that poverty level income.  Surely something else would better suit you, even for a short while til retirement? Here's wishing you a Happier New Year.


It's basically a crap shoot, IMO

It sounds like you have a good impression of both companies, but the one seems to be more organized than the other.  Go with your gut.  I find that's a tactic that usually works well for me.


Good luck.  Hope whichever one you choose you end up liking it there.


My entertainment basically aimed towards
the ones going back and forth about management being here from the company. I donít have a pay cut and donít work there either but reading all these postings. Maybe the ones that have run out are doing straight, donít know. Oh, I forgot, here comes the statement about I work there, hehe
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Check out the MQ board. They basically
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Absolutely. Basically, new VR and some new keystrokes...sm
but same basic platform. Those that currently use InstantText can continue to use it too.
Basically, what I'm saying is that people are so quick to want a union but...
they do not realize that in this day and age, their job can shoot straight out of the company. In fact, it's also working the opposite - Indians, Phillipines, Brazilians are being shipped in to do nursing now! South Americans are being shipped in to work on hurricane relief efforts clearing mold and hazardous material for $8.50/hour for FEMA.
Extext is basically like typing in Word.
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You basically said ignore cherry-pickers.
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They are basically all from India. No happy news to report here.
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Basically what it means is OSI is eliminating paid holidays
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Slow time of year = no work. Basically the same. If
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I was talking to the younger people on this board basically
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Try doing VR on an ESL account. You basically retype it for an "editing" rate of 4cpl if your
Obviously, VR is not a perfect science, yet we are expected to sit there and change formats, sentence structure and sometimes re-type the whole thing and then you realize you made a whopping 4 cpl on everything you typed. Very discouraging..
Precyse is basically a good company that has a serious problem with communication. nm
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No support, basically taught myself the platform, which is semi complicated. Rushed me thru
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So you're telling me, basically, they're bad news?
They offered me 0.095/line and you know - it sounded too good to be true, but I SWEAR the recruiter told me they do not outsource. Oh brother... I just wish they'd be honest. I really don't know what to do.