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Consider that a lesson in how they operate and forget them!

Posted By: flying fingers on 2006-03-22
In Reply to: anyone out there ever heard of Dictation Services Group (DSG)? - curious

Their sound quality is bad much of the time, they are unorganized and so rude much of the time, and it might be easier to get an audience with the Pope himself than get a reply from them on anything you may need to ask! I have heard from plenty of people who are still there about being switched around on accounts to help them out. Pay has been on time and seems fair.

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Medquist dosen't operate the way Spheris does. sm
You cannot even compare the two and believe me I know.
I was not WRONG. I worked for Medware, so I know how they operate.
I did not receive a software bundle beyond that which was built into the system.  I did NOT receive a standalone version or disk of any software.  I AM NOT WRONG.  I also could care less if you're happy or not, because your attitude certainly is not that of a happy person.  So go back to your offshoring, lying company and stop trying to get the last word in when YOU are INCORRECT on ALL COUNTS.
That's a pretty good glimpse at how they operate. SM
Very unorganized.
10-key skills mean can you operate a calculator? How that has anything to do with being a skilled M
is beyond me. The Amphion people are a joke. They act like they are the best of the best but the reality is that they are a sad group of people in a sad little company that is growing in single digits (read, sloooowww). Gimme a break!
You sure as heck weren't in mgmt at TT because that is NOT how they operate.
Lesson learned!!!
Lesson learned
The main thing I learned is that I won't be asking any more questions on this board, that's for sure.
Thanks for the 101 grammar lesson ...sm
  Gee, it looks like none of us MTs would even know how to spell and punctuate if you QAs weren't around to teach us how. The MTs are paying your salary, for the most part, yet most of you act as though we have to answer to you!  We answer to whoever pays our meager salary, and it's not you, baby!  You all say you don't have time to look this up to fill in blanks....well, that's what you're paid to do.  You don't have the time for this, for that... but the MT is supposed to do all this unpaid work while you're above it.  Get off of your high horse!
Thanks for the morning lesson on ethics.
Thanks. I guess I need a search lesson :-)
Agreed. I have learned my lesson.

Nah, my dad was teaching me a lesson. You know one of those types.
I have learned young how to survive. This may also include having to deal with parents/boss who give you what they think you deserve and in some cases not much. One thing I did learn though in life you may not be able to depend on others, but you need to learn to depend on yourself.
But an increase every few months isn't in the lesson plan.
Forget it
This is not a good situation. Line counts should be verifiable at any given time.
Here's what I always forget to ask...(sm)
I almost always forget to ask if they pay for spaces and ADT info. Luckily, I've never run into a company that didn't. Also, ask about scheduling and hours. You'd be surprised how many companies still try to treat ICs like employees, demanding set schedules even though that's not legal. I always try to remember to ask about holidays - so far everywhere I've worked it's been the policy that if it falls on your regular day, you work it at regular pay. Most companies I've know DO require you to say which days you'll be working, and I do that because I know they have to make sure they have coverage, but I draw the line at telling them WHEN I'll work on those days. Ask if you can work as much as you want or if they have a maximum. One place I worked wanted everyone to do 1500 lines a day, no more and no less. That was weird, but I guess it worked for them. Find out any hidden fees like software licensing, foot pedal if you don't have the right one, etc. Good luck to you! I was an employee for years but now, after finding a good match for me as an IC, I wouldn't do it any other way.
don't forget
the trips to india and the generation of 2.45 million pieces of email
And don't forget
One of the MTs on here posted not too long ago about being given a backup account but, even with the limit of 5 reports per day while on QA, there wasn't sufficient work for her to TRAIN on that account, much less TRANSCRIBE on it.

To the poster who inquired if things had picked up after the 32 MTs supposedly went to their respective accounts, the answer is NO. Nothing changed, still little to no work on many accounts.

Very, very frustrating all the way around, and creating a financial nightmare for many of us.

I suspect it is time to part ways with MDI. If they cannot respect me and their other dedicated MTs enough to let us know what is going on, then I'm afraid I cannot give the respect I normally give all of my employers.

As light as the work is apparently throughout many accounts, I doubt they'll even notice if I disappear.

What a disheartening way to end a previously-enjoyable relationship.

I wish those of you who can afford to try to stick this out well.

For those of you who cannot afford to sit back and wait for things to improve, I guess we'll all jump ship together.
Do you forget?
I still have a dog in this hunt.  Maybe you should go and stew some more tomatoes or at least stir them. 
forget Transcend
They run out of work constantly. I ran out of work on my first day of training.
do not forget the clients -
They also deserve to be billed correctly. Sad, sad, sad.
Don't forget a pulse!
MQ also requires that, just so they have a warm body pumpin' out those reports for "instant TAT"....
Forget it - i see now - w/o having a set schedule!!! (nm)
Was there 2 years and asked, did not receive!!!  Worked LOTS of HOURS and holidays and weekends for them (still kicking myself).  I am glad Focus is working out for you.  You would have to be in the minority though.  Communication is TERRIBLE.  If you are F/T and a real producer, you are constantly emailed, IM'd and even called while you are out shopping after a long day to Please log back in even as an IC!!!  Their cpl is not good at all but couple that with the way they count their lines (very questionable), you cannot survive on their cpl pay. 
I agree with you, but don't forget (sm)
Back in the when you and I learned transcription at a teaching hospital, we had something right there in the room with us to say to, Could you listen to this for me?  That is a HUGE plus.  When they tell you what it is, and you can go back and LISTEN AGAIN, that has a lot to do, I think, with how we learned.  Just getting back a gazillion blanks from QA, just isn't as good a learning tool as listening again. Of course, that's just really not done anymore, so......Guess they will just have to find their own way to learn.  The thing is, a lot of people (and not just in this profession, but in all professions) nowadays do not want to take the time to learn anything hard or learn it correctly.  They just want to get through it and collect their paychecks.  Sad.
Forget management
It is not worth the hassle. There are good companies out there who pay fairly.
Tell them okay, hang up and forget it. Let them
Forget about what the ad means JUST RUN AWAY! nm
Forget MQ, try TransTech
Forget MQ try Axolotl!!
You will not believe the difference!!!
Answered above. Just forget it.
forget the ones I work with...
Most of the hospital radiologists I type for are pretty good overall. Then you have the ones that NO MATTER WHAT, they are GOD and they will dictate the way they want to. Some will take it into consideration and, maybe the first few days are better. Then right into their old habits again. Therefore, blank here, blank there, long blank down here.
Don't forget the other 42% they don't mention! nm
Forget Chronicle and I don't
even know why they would be hiring.  There is never any work anymore.
Don't forget to turn them in to the IRS! nm
don't forget the extras
I get 10 cents per 65 VBC line for MT with shift and weekend differentials, $17 for QA, plus 9 paid holidays, 15 days vacation per year, and 5 paid sick days per year. This is as an employee, full time. Also get company paid life and dental for myself.
Don't forget the cherrypicking
that is rampant and never addressed. We might as well ALL throw jobs back that we don't want to do because they kill our line count. Here's a news flash, especially for P.S., who is one of the biggest cherry pickers there is, anybody can see what you're doing when they click history. This is also being documented and there are reports printed every so often that shows every person who cancelled a job. You people sicken me. Do you think you are more special than the rest of us and can just throw back the junk for us to do? Well enjoy it while it lasts. If it were up to me, your days would be filled with assigned jobs by everybody you throw back. Once there is enough documentation, you will get yours.
Here's another thing they can forget about:
Proofreading. Let India do it, if they're such hot bargain employees.
Forget the business. Sometimes sm
there are allowances to be made. Also, again, your situation has nothing to do with the OPs situation.

I bet if you could have bumped that girl for her vacation (if you had a union, etc) you would have done it in a heart beat and never thought twice because you would have been entitled to it.

you are either a very bitter, miserable person OR an MTSO with a problem.
Don't ever forget that .. this board and you

are covered by FREEDOM OF SPEECH. See link  below.

No worries !!!

if my salary is $ 100,000.--, I would all forget about
ham sandwich and alcohol, etc....
BTW, with the right 'connection' foreigners can get everything, over there, so I have heard.
Wow. I'll forget them, then. Thanks all for replies!

A rule I have learned to follow is to never apply to places that constantly have an ad in the paper to hire!  I had never seen such a big ad for transcriptionists before, though. Oh well, I guess I'll just wait out MQ and see what happens. 

My friend's goats are always getting their heads stuck in the fence trying to get to the greener grass.  My luck would probably be the same, lol.


Actually, I think we all would like to forget them. It has been proven that they are dishonest.
don't forget the newbies who will do it for free!
Forget to attach email. Here it is. nm
yeh, forget it if the people are nice.

Don't ever forget that HR works for MGMT and not

my bad...I forget the "s" in keystrokes..the website
Oh how could I forget those friggin' "F" keys?!

I actually got pretty adept at manipulating those commands, but what a total pain.  My wrists really took a beating during that stint too because of reaching for those stupid F keys.  Blech blech blech! 




Forget Transolutions. They offered me
0.075/65cl to start. That's rape. I started six months ago at my other account at 0.9/gross line. The benefits don't make up for that!
Don't forget the "certified" MT fiasco

Is it that what they called it?  Anyhow, they tell you that you have become one of their elite...which means jack squat, except they expect you to give up as much knowledge as you're willing to part with (on your own unpaid time, of course) sending in templates and tips so that they can pass that along to the India MTs and help them do a better job.  They assume that in the spirit of worldly brotherhood you will gladly do this, even though it hastens your demise as an american MT and an employee of Spheris.