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Can you imagine the 100s of applicants

Posted By: Transtech is getting right now? on 2009-04-09
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I could not even imagine working in HR for TT right now! I would not apply there now, it would be impossible to try to stand out among all the applicants. Its crazy!!!!!

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I agree! I just can't imagine a company speaking such negativity! I just can't imagine that.
Surely this is not a manager or anyone big time important at SS.  I just thought maybe it is a mad MT or something.  I have never seen such postings from a manager.  I was just curious.  I think it is very unprofessional if this is management.
Jax probably got 100s of resumes. Did even 1 MT get a reply
You did 100s of reports in a day? What are you, wonder woman? nm
Employee. 0.09 cpl, 100s of normals, and downtime paid.
Their ad is still there, dated 7/12. Probably bombarded with 100s of resumes and hired the
SGS, cheap and would rather ship your job to india, where they have 100s of MTs taking our jobs!
Yes, on eScription...making about $5 and hour if lucky!  they quote you a pretty good line rate for typing, but half that for editing, and it's mostly editing.  then, with all the crap they throw at you, (this dr. wants this, be sure to fill in that, don't submit a report w/o this, and 30 pages of account specifics?) it's time consuming.  and the templates are a nightmare, the drs. are all over the place on them, not following them, so when editing them it takes forever.  @ 4cpl you can spend 15 minutes on one and make $1.00.  RUN! 
100 applicants
Curious...Do you know if those positions have been filled? I tested too.
100 applicants
Curious...Do you know if those positions have been filled? I tested too.

I'm one of those applicants!
I'm one of the acute care applicants, we just got a mass email listing the days and times they want us to work (but they are flexible if something happens) and that they filled their radiology but will probably hire again in summer.

I'm glad to see this post...I know there are different opinions about companies so it is good to see some real opinions based on fact. I think if someone was bashing my company and possibly stating false accusations I'd threaten lawyers too!

Anyway, If anyone has tips for the testing and such let me know! :)
Unfortunately, they will get applicants,
There are 2 companies that I know of that pay less than this. They pay their ICs 4 cpl and 1.25-2 cpl for editing, yet they get tons of applicants from new grads hoping to get experience. I see new MTs on the Career Step forum all the time excited that they got their first job with these companies. To them, 5 cpl is a raise! It really is said how fast the rates are dropping. When I graduated, the norm was 7-8 cpl and my lowest offer was 6.5 cpl for employee status. That was only 3 years ago!
Yes and no. It depends on how well the other applicants did.
I've left blanks and been hired, but I've also left blanks and never heard from the company again. It doesn't necessarily exclude you unless someone aced the transcription test, which I've done that before, too.
Well, maybe they don't want US applicants to send pic?
Thanks for clarifying. I looked and to be honest, thought you had put the synthescribeofamerica.com link. i'm just crazy, lol.

Thanks again.
Any applicants who interviewed..
for DeVenture's radiology account starting next month heard anything back yet?  I had my interview almost 2 weeks ago and I can't wait no longer. 
Iridium job applicants
Has anyone who applied for the oncology job at Iridium heard back from them?  I applied but haven't heard back and was wondering if anyone else has...maybe they're inundated with applicants.
Maybe potential applicants
will respond to the ad by pointing out the apparent history of nonpayment. We can deal with difficult aspects our jobs; we CANNOT tolerate working without timely pay.

I agree with the other poster- if there is even ONE legitimate IC/employee posting about nonpayment, an MTSO shouldn't be allowed to post job openings (until issue resolved).

Are all the bad applicants necessarily newbies?????


You should be grateful for, and consider, any applicants you get, cutesy or not. Do you really sm
think you are going to get professional experience MTs applying in this day and age?  LOL.  I think not.  But still, you need to publish the name of the company and provide a website, if you expect any qualified applicants.
TransTech has been flooded with applicants
They are so personable and devote as much time as necessary to each person and talk to you like you are an important person with a real life. I have never been happier in my life at a job whether sitting in an office somewhere or working remotely from home. My last job consisted of the holier-than-thou attitudes and treating me like I was about 2 years old, constantly being admonished for stupid crap. Debbie Hood and everyone else at TranTech are great. :)
Betcha most do (or at least get permission to), and applicants don't
LOL, it DID look kinda like something Focus would do to get applicants....
We all need an occasional giggle...Thinking Focus posted that to attract applicants was pretty entertaining :-)
sick person going through applicants.
I haven't heard back yet either. I hope that because the person has been sick that it doesn't mean she will be rushed and use arbitrary criteria to reject people without reviewing all the tests. This happens a lot, I did that job off and on for many years and when busy, they tell you to thin the herd quickly meaning the tests/transcriptions are not thoroughly reviewed.
I have very few applicants who can even do easy clinic notes,
Hiring is can be a total nightmare.
Most applicants GROSSLY overestimate their abilities -
The worst was a former nurse of 20 or so years. She could not do the easiest clinic notes with no ESL doctors. Some days I would swear she was writing a fiction book because her transcription was THAT far off from what was dictated. She had very poor English skills and, if you can believe this one, seemingly little actual understanding of medicine or disease processes. She also claimed to have graduated from one of the top 3 schools, which we did verify. She was astounded when we let her go. I bet she found her way to some other service and is drifting around! Acute care? I would not have let her feed my fish, let alone be responsible for what can be the complex care of an acute patient!
No but it is my job to weed out applicants based on their resumes. sm
I cannot speak for Keystrokes, but I doubt any company would hire you with typos. This is in any industry, but especially in transcription. This is one of the first things you are told when you are looking for a job. I learned that back in college, and I was an engineering major, not anything to do with transcription.

I work for a company that is much larger than Keystrokes, and if they get half the garbage we get in resumes, they are definitely frustrated. I know I am!
I am grateful - for professional, mature, experienced applicants.
I'm not responsible for the voice recognition craze. Go blow somewhere else about that!

Doesn't matter whether you like it or not, the MT has to get past ME in order to get the job!

If you were one of the recent applicants for Advanced Transcription in Oregon ...SM
Are any of you still hearing back or is the hiring over, I wonder? I sent my application in but pretty late by the time I saw the message.

If any of you have started already, how do you like it? Are they really that flexible that you just log on and work when you want as long as you meet a minimum number of lines a week? How does the QA work...what if you have blanks?

I guess any info would be appreciated, even though I'm probably not going to get in on it this time around, it seems.

I am a recruiter and sick and tired of the stipulations put on us by applicants. sm
You want the job, why should we bend over backwards, arrange our schedules, etc. What happened to actually working to get a job. Instead, it seems like everyone wants it handed to them on a silver platter.

I work Monday through Friday, 9a.m. to 5p.m. If that does not work for someone, they need to make arrangements to make it work. If you were in another industry and were interviewing, they would not stay late, work weekends, etc to accommodate you. Grow up and treat this as a career - you may be pleasantly surprised!
The recruiters (pleural) test and fill applicants based on (sm)
what accounts have needs and whether your skills and shifts requested fit those account needs.

Also, perhaps another recruiter filled the position they originally thought was open.

I do know there are some new accounts coming on soon and I hope many of the more qualified applicants are tested and ready to jump on board with us when they do.

It is a good place to work and worth waiting for an appropriate opening.

Also, call the recruiter and ask more questions if you want. They certainly won't bite.
Can't imagine
why you would say that.  It is my understanding the person you are defaming very seldom works directly with the MTs and when he does it is in a techncial role of helping them get set up and assisting with technical matters; that assistance has always been timely, helpful and professional, according to my personal experience.
You can't imagine....
Out of 40-50 resumes, I might find one qualified applicant.   I recently hired one person who had been with a well-known national (the BIG one) for over 10 years, yet every word of her work had to be edited.  The mistakes were so gross we had to let her go.  There is one study at home school churning out graduates who are not qualified to do anything!  I get constant requests for easy accounts.  I've had people sign up for full time who only put out 80-100 lines per day and say they are getting used to the account.    A big problem is even getting applicants who can follow the instructions in the ads.  We are very specific about what to send and how, yet get emails saying I'm interested in the job, tell me about it.    Out of 7 I have hired the past month, only two remain.  It really makes one wonder about all the postings of people being treated bad or not being paid enough.  I get constant resumes from nurses who decide they want to transcribe and who curse me within an inch of my life because I won't hire them with a score of 60 on the test.   It makes me cringe to think of the reports getting through to the facilities and the patient behind the name who could be harmed due to the extremely poor work these people put out with their prior company.
I can't imagine how you can
say that QA is inconsistent.  They have a style guide that makes inconsistency impossible.   It's all in there. 
Yes, you can only imagine YOUR
point of view...

I think I made a valid point: Corrections made by QA in a team effort spirit - instead of playing GOTCHA (and don't question us or ask for clarification)are not objectionable to most MTs.
Just imagine...
ESLs dictating and Indian transcriptionists...can only imagine what the medical records will look line in a few years!
OMG! Can you imagine?!? (nm)

If they pay that for IC, imagine how low
Can't imagine working
anywhere else. Super people. Super tech support. Super platform. A lot of ESL, but some EFL (English First Language)docs can be worse than ESLs.
can you imagine good pay and
Can't imagine how they would be but it would be interesting to know!

I left in time....got all my money.  Some were not as quick to figure it out.

I would imagine all the larger ones do, whether
Yes, can you imagine messing up here?
The poster reminds me of myself 20 years ago - which just goes to say people do change :0

(now where did I put that prozac?)
Spheris does not. I would imagine, most don't.
Yep, that was actually true. Can you imagine?
That plan got quashed somehow, and was the same time the MQ suits got caught calling us all typing monkeys... If we could do it, convicts could do it.  After the typing monkey hoopla, Plan Convict MTs went out the window. 
hmmm just like they said would be done IMAGINE THAT !
Also, I bet your bank deposit is there tomorrow, AGAIN LIKE THEY SAID, AGAIN IMAGINE THAT. I only have one question for whoever you are that is too chicken to post your name, what is wrong with you? Have you ever worked anywhere else that you got paid in less than 7 days after close of pay period, then why did you leave. Most places I have ever worked, you would type 1st through the 15th and then get paid on the 1st of the next month for that work, so honey seven days is wonderful to me. Sure, I have had a few issues here, no place is perfect, but I can tell you when I let them know I was upset about whatever it was, never about not getting paid, they went out of way to make me happy and fix it, so again to you UNKNOWN MT, what is wrong with you. Please email me and see if I can help you. sheryl.cantrell@gmail.com I am just an MT for Cardioscribes but know how to talk to them and very happy.
Can you just imagine how much LESS they would pay if they had to pay overhead too? nm
I would imagine it means ...
mind their own business ... just a guess
Imagine how productive...

you would be if you weren't spending your time here reading posts from all of the complainers.

I second that! Imagine if she were peppy
what this poster could come up with!!
Can you imagine having 700 MTs trying to TALK at once? sm
that's why it is set up for typing your questions.
Most disgusting? I can't imagine anything worse!
You really need to get a life if that's the "most disgusting" thing in your reality. Or else your time spent on this planet has been incredibly blessed. You don't have anything more important to worry about? Unbelievable.
I imagine they'd offer an incentive if everyone sm
was working her schedule and working extra hard in the first place. With excessive absences, it seems that not everyone is pulling her share. An incentive would entice the ones out of the woodwork who have been taking time off and who would get extra money for work they should have kept up with in the first place. (Bad sentence, but I'm in a hurry to get back to work--no time to edit.) I can work a half-hour extra each day, no problem. 30 minutes of time is not asking too much. At least this confirms no outsourcing, eh? WE are getting the work.

Relax, roll up your sleeves, grab some chocolate, and be loyal to this good company.

I can't imagine a piece of work like you
your company is doomed.