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Posted By: Glass Half Full on 2009-01-08
In Reply to: WHICH COMPANY - lizzie

you might not fit what they want for openings they have right now?

Don't take it personally but if you are really upset about it and want to find out what the reason was, ask them. The worst they can do is not tell you, but they might give you insight into something that you are projecting or missing, something that you can correct.

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Try both and see which one fits. nm
Well, if the shoe fits. :)
Unfortunately, probably the only way you will know is by taking the job and seeing how it fits. sm

If you have a job already, if possible, do not quit until you work at the other job long enough to know that you are in a better situation.  I have read glowing reports about a company and then signed on to work and thought it stunk to high heaven, and vice versa ... have seen companies trashed that I thought were wonderful.  Each person's experience is unique.

Of course, if you read several people saying they were paid late or not at all, THAT kind of thing, I would certainly avoid that like the plague.  Although I do enjoy what I do, I cannot afford to work for free.

I work for Keystrokes and SmartMed and would be happy to recommend either one if the TTS thing does not work out for you.  Of course, the same thing goes for them -- some love them, some hate them.

Good luck! 

It's really not a matter of what fits. sm

I'm not saying that Transcend's policies may not fit some MTs.  I'm saying that I have experiencing with the way they operate.  They'll tell you one thing to pacify you in a conference call and 2 weeks later the facts show the exact opposite of what was said.  For instance, Tara Goehring (Transcend recruiter) posted here in this thread that Transcend does not offshore, yet Larry said in the conference call that they do. 

When asked about MDI accounts going to voice recognition, it was said that the accounts would stay the same UNLESS the client themselves wanted VR.  You can bet your bottom dollar Transcend is going to market their own propietary speech software (BeyondTXT) to the client in a way that the clients will be begging for VR.  Their press release announcing the sale was referring to the MDI accounts and said 'including the conversion of some of MDI's business to Transcend's speech recognition-enabled BeyondTXT platform.'

So it's not a matter of what fits for one may not fit for the other.  It's the fact that what is cheered in a pep rally doesn't actually match the facts when everything comes into play.  When we chose MDI as the place to work, we based that decision on certain factors that made our jobs enjoyable.  They are long gone. 

Now it's clear why she fits in so well at Diskriter. LOL~~~
Maybe nothing available that fits your skills and what they are looking for. That doesn't mean
You might have come across as difficult to work with if you turned down what they were going to put you on. Maybe there was nothing available for YOU. I did recruiting for another national in the past and would never do that again because this is the most miserable group of people in the world. Jeesh. Get over yourself.
No job fits everyone. I worked there a short while (sm)
and one day got a snippety reply from a QA person I don't know what's wrong with you, most people from the company you came from love it here. Needless to say, good company or not, that one cranky remark set me off. I had worked there a week or so and of course had a couple of format issues.

I do see ads for them fairly frequently, so perhaps they aren't a good fit for everyone.

Use your own judgment, there are many good companies out there, we just have to pick around until we each find our perfect fit.

Good luck.
CPSI is giving me fits...
It's the system the hospital uses, so my MTSO has no control over it...it has either been disconnecting me or is so slow that I can't get anything done.  I have work in my cue, but I can't do it because of this problem, and now it is out of TAT.  No one's working who can fix this at this time of night either.  Of course, this is the first time it's done that.  They need to use a better system then CPSI....I always liked ChartScript.  Now it's almost the end of the work day (not even my normal work day).  Guess I'll have to keep trying.
What you describe here fits my situation to a T
I am resting this afternoon from the stress, and want to see what kind of work I can get at my regular IC job. Maybe that is where I need to stay. It is more flexible too. In my whole career at my original job they never were like that with me, I was never made to feel paranoid about bad worktypes or cherry picking. We just kept running out of work around the holidays. DH and I talked about it and maybe I need to try harder at the IC and maybe pick up something along side it. Just a couple of weeks on this other and the migraines have started and so have the worries.
You hear bad and good - it is what you make of it - if it fits your needs, try it out!
My usual VR fits mostly the same time frame
as yours although I have gotten 600+ before but never 800+ and I start usually at 12, started 15 minutes earlier and by 1 o'clock that is what I had. I keep my speed as fast as it will go also, you cannot make any money unless you are able to do that. I was surprised myself, first time for me and perhaps just a fluke but hey, I will take that.
Here's the deal - if you find one that fits, even remotely. STAY!! stop searching for "perfect
I just took a PT IC position with Paladin Retrieval and so far so good.  I believe they are still looking for acute care folks.  Pay is good too.
Now, how can you possibly know that? (sm)
Seems to me 9 months is more than enough time to meet requirements.  Sounds fishy to me.  There's probably more to it than OP is saying.
How can you possibly say that? They are NOT going to be the next
to go. That client in NV is extremely pleased with TT and isn't going anywhere. I have been with TT for almost 5 years now and they have lost a total of 2 clients in that time. Gimme a freakin' break!
is that possibly why...
it takes a long time for that recruiter to get back with you, if she/he does?
Very possibly

Nothing is 100% sure of course.  But some transcription companies are already doing this, charging more and offering quality and doing very well, especially in specialty fields.  They don't advertise as much because they have lower turn over but we know who they are.

I will bet that because of increasing lawsuits and liability, hospitals are going to be a lot more careful about what becomes part of a patient's medical record.  And who has access to it.  As the economy gets worse, the big companies are going to cut corners more and more trying to squeeze more money out the business.  They probably won't even want to be bothered when their profits go down and cut into their big CEO paychecks.  First there was a glut of nurses because the hospitals didn't want to pay them.  Now there is a shortage and they are going nuts trying to recruit them.  There are cycles in business.

I don't want to become a mllionaire.  Just make a decent living for myself and some other transcriptionist.  As I said, some companies are already doing this. 

She can try RC Transcription. They have an internship. The downside is it's free. As in they do not get paid at all. But after completing the internship, they often, if they do well, get hired. Focus also has an internship. Other than that, I'm not sure of any companies that do it that way. You may want to consider giving her a letter of recommendation with the info that you are mentoring her as she works, maybe be able to get her foot in a door with a company that occasionally will take on a new MT? Good luck to her!
Could it possibly be the -
very first one, at the top of the list?
Possibly - but for whom? But even
if we lowly MTs were even offered these perks, who among use could actually afford a hybrid, or even a used jalopy, at this point??
No SE but possibly IC
In our call he said Transcend doesn't have a statutory employee status.  They do have IC status which will be addressed on an individual basis.  It's obvious they prefer folks to choose employee status but IC may be available.  I've seen their ads for ICs and they require you to have a federal employer identification number.  ICs also have to pay self-employment tax, which amounts to an additional 7.5% to cover the SS/Medicare match that the employer pays for SEs.
I don't know where they could possibly fit
they should change their name to 'TRANS-CRAP'.
possibly MedQuist
Maybe MedQuist? I was recently hired as a newbie. As a newbie, they want a set 40-hour schedule, but I was told that can change down the line. I'm statutory, BTW.
What about my message could possibly have come across like that?
All I did was comment on some of the rude replies to legitimate posts and ask for input on other positive MT sites.

Why the chip on your shoulder?

Possibly DTS in Tennessee. nm
Possibly Milner ? .... nm
How can you possibly say too many MTs look for the perfect job? sm
It is those who settle for substantially less that drives the field down.  And MOST cmopanies pay for headers and footers ... anything I have to research and provide should be paid for .. to think less means you have been brainwashed.
I don't know anything about Transend, but they can't possibly
me worse than SoftScript.  If you read back through old posts there are lots of posts about both of them. 
I believe it is at least 90%, possibly as high as 98%...nm
What training can they possibly have
that cannot be done online?

The company should invest in modern technology, otherwise it is going 'under, 'soon!'

And if you have to go, I hope the company pays for EVERYTHING.

They couldn't possibly know...sm
I plan to continue to use mine as I always have. I am just really going to have to be extra careful! I've never sent any Expander faux pas through, but my luck, it will happen now!

I agree that everyone should be on their toes. It would be quite unfair to put any unnecessary work on QA expecting them to catch it. We all need to be grammar police. It comes with the job!
Looking to possibly hire on with JLG. Is anyone happy there?? nm
Cover letter possibly?? nm
Were there too many ESLs or possibly not enough work? nm
Does this natl possibly start with a big W?
Gee, could it possibly be because there are a lot of people who actually like working
there? You have obviously had some bad experiences. I am sorry for you.
What can they possibly find to email about all day?
This is possibly one of the best responses I've seen

Could it possibly have anything to do with being a HOLIDAY on Monday? nm
Amen! Possibly the most thankless job in our
Possibly trying to get a recruiting bonus. nm
Possibly the whole idea of their email isn't
but instead, to drive as many of their US competition out of the industry as possible.

No one could possibly have problems. CB has said everything is perfect again.
She has had such great experiences even though it has been pointed out that she is working under completely different circumstances than the majority of the MLS. The MLS on BeyondTxt get rated on the percent of work going to QA and get written up if it is too high. But she would never understand that in the glass house she lives in.

She has never had and will never will sent a question to HR@trcr.com and not get a response for 2 weeks if they ever do respond. She will never have to ask any questions about insurance because she knows all the answers.
the Offshore Wagon possibly?
Could you possibly email me at my address listed above..sm
and tell me on average how many lines you can do in an hour? I know there are a lot of variables to consider but it would give me some idea of what I might expect too. I have 28 years experience and consider myself quite good, but I know sometimes the software, demographics, etc. can slow you down. Also, is there a lot of work on the accounts? I like to do about 2000 lines a day. Thank you for taking the time to help me.
How can you possibly make any $$ for 2 cents per line???


Am I missing something??

I meant the MTs who cannot possibly work outside their home - nm
Yes, told double to triple possibly
I've done VR on other platforms in the past and I too transcribe really fast so have never seen much extra in the line of productivity. Yes, do a combo of both straight and VR. Thanks for your honesty here.
just so you know, it is possibly to sign on FB using ANY name. small message
it does not have to match the email address you sign up with. I'm thinking suits could get on and you'd never know it.
What "positive" could possibly make up for the fact they DO NOT PAY?
I'm confused...

So if someone emails you to say DIT is flexible, pays a ridiculously high amount per line, has the nicest QA ever, or whatever 'positive' they can contribute, you would accept a job with them even though they are notorious on this board for NOT PAYING THEIR MTs?

I don't get it. How can any 'positive' possibly negate that all-important negative of THEY DO NOT PAY?

Seriously, please enlighten me why you are on here soliciting positive feedback when they don't pay? I am completely and utterly flabbergasted by your post and probably sound much harsher than I intend to be, but...THEY. DON'T. PAY.

What could possibly outweigh that???
That rate very possibly reflects an account SM
or platform that requires more time per report, or maybe not--something to check into. I make almost that editing at my company, but it was explained to me up front that there was a lot of correction to be done.