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Disappointed, but don't know what the deal is

Posted By: Trying to decide on 2005-11-16
In Reply to: You're quite welcome. I'm happy to help! - sm

I had an interview set up today by Amphion at 9:00 a.m. - no call. Very strange - she called me Monday morning and asked for my schedule this week to set up an interview - I told her anytime, any day except Friday - she said Wednesday at 9:00 EST. OK, now it's 9:56 and still no call. I'm so disappointed - she said my testing was awesome, etc. - maybe I'll give them a call later and see what happened? Don't know.

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Maybe if this deal loses clients, I can work out an at-home deal with one of my current accounts.
Or else get a McJob at McDonald's flipping McBurgers....
It didn't take me long to see through the smoke and mirrors. I do believe their managers sincerely care but their hands are tied in many respects.

I wish you the best in your tough decision. Luckily for me it was not a difficult one.
Very disappointed
Had hoped of all the Nationals, this one had the integrity they purport to even know the definition thereof.  Bait and switch for sure.  Horribe QA, horrible communication, lack of integrity ... course, that seems to be the deal with most of these companies ... so whatever works for one may not work for another.  Where are reputable, honest, decent companies?  P.S.  Everyone I started with @ Transolutions left, including those with over 20 yrs experience.  Was very disappointed in their lack of professionalism and lack of organization.
very disappointed
I agree with everything you said and then some.  The only thing holding me is I need insurance and most places make you wait 90 days.  I've been an Editor for years and years and I've never seen the cluster that is the set up with these people.
I am just disappointed
Well I work for Transcend and I am very disappointed in the number of Indian transcriptionists.  I'm near retirement age, love the account I work on and make halfway decent money so I won't be going anywhere at least for now but this sure changes my opinion of the company.  How sad.
No I am not disappointed at all
I work for MDI and I get acknowledged every two weeks. It is called a paycheck. I am a professional and do not expect any kind of special weeks, rewards, or other things. In fact, I think MT Week is juvenile and silly. I really think (and no, I am not an MTSO) we should be thankful in this economy that we have jobs and not always have our hands out for gimme, gimme, gimme.
No, not disappointed

This is the sum total of what anyone knows about the poster who touched off all these comments.  She wrote: 

 ''Just when I get my creditors settled into dates I pay my bills, I will have to revert back to having to go to the payday loan for money. Twice a month is too long between paydays.''

Some of us have pointed out that with four months to get ready for this change in payroll method, a reasonably mature and disciplined individual ought to be able to prepare for and adjust to this change.  Others have suggested that we cannot possibly know what horrible circumstances (caring for a terminally ill relative was one possibility) getting paid every other week solves that being paid twice a month will not. 

The writer will have to ''revert'' to getting high-interest, short-term loans from payday lenders.  She has apparently gone this route before and then failed to take measures to see that she does not need to ever again.  And if she feels she must borrow money this way, it has to be the fault of somebody else (MDI/Transcend.)  Nope, nobody has convinced me yet that this is not an immature and blame-shifting person with poor money management skills. 



I am very disappointed. I was going to apply there
I was going to apply there, but I will only work for companies that only use United States employees.

Thank you for the information.
what article?.....and why would I be disappointed?
Sad, but true. Definitely disappointed in Transcend. n/m


thumbs up for WMX here too...not disappointed (no message)
I left MQ and went to Keystrokes...so far I am not disappointed..(sm)
I haven't run out of work and I love the account I'm on.  I think if my account did slow down there are plenty of others that are coming on board that I could be cross trained on. So far..so good!
Good Luck. You won't be disappointed! (nm)
I am with you. Left a while back. Very disappointed.
Oracle...nothing. Kinda disappointed.
I thought they liked us?
Do not believe that article about Spheris. You'll be disappointed.
Yes, I would have loved the job with Axolotl. I was very disappointed that I did not pass it.
I am never one to make excuses, but I honestly feel that the sound quality on my end must not have been very good as I did not hear some of the things that were in the report. I did feel it was easy also.  So, it's definitely my fault for whatever went wrong.
I am disappointed too, but then again, the new operations manager used to work sm

at Medquist, so obviously outsourcing would not be something unfamiliar to him.  I have worked with them for over a year, and I truly believed the family thing that was pushed, but it does not have that feeling anymore.  I need to talk to Tonya, but my gut feeling is to walk away, just scrape it off like something bad on my shoe and move on.

I'm sure you can find something else.  The great thing about this industry is you can always find another job.  It may not be ideal and exactly what you want at the time, but something to get by until the right one comes along. 

Good luck! 

Okay, here's the deal...
I am a Transcender myself. I have just put in my notice, but in hindsight, wondered if I was being fair. I was becoming disillusioned about certain things and could not decide if it was just my perception and if I was the only one who noticed or if I was doing something wrong that I wasn't getting the same benefits as some others and wanted to know what others thought.

I think what I've come up with here is that it is a combination of both - that at times, I put all I had into it and didn't get much in return and at times, I could've put in more. Live and learn, I guess.
I was up the next day. It's not that big of a deal.
I don't know where you were going with this post, "In the know," as it's hard to tell if you're commiserating, bashing V, or accusing her of something. Sounds like maybe this is something between the two of you given the tone, but I'm going to post this anyway.

Dunno why. Hope you're both on good terms!
Here is the deal
The work load is down tremendously which in turn is causing the transcriptionists to have lower than normal line counts. I do wish you luck making the 2000 lines per day, but honestly I don't know if that will happen. Be cautious if they "promise" that work will never run out. I think we all have been told that at one time or another. Other than the lack of work right now, Medquist is a really nice company to work for. I just hope the work load situation is temporary!
Oh big deal!
Hey, we got CHAPSTICK for Christmas! ROFL - seriously, congrats on sticking it out - U deserve the best, as do we all in this profession!
What is the big deal
They are asking you to pull a small 30 minutes a weekend, is that so bad? I too am enjoying the slower time after so much work - most companies require everyone to work an 8 hour shift Saturday or Sunday, as does QT for the newer hires, you should be happy it is only 30 minutes you are asked to do!!
Here's the deal.
The first time I ever emailed them for more work, no one got back to me for 12 hours, by which time the point was moot. On subsequent occasions when I have been out of work or low and they are broadcasting for help on other accounts, I help out but then end up getting stuck on that account and NEVER any of the good dictators -- all the crap. So, anyway, now I just flex and hope to hit a run of the dictators I can understand every now and then.
big deal,.....
so, you are one person who LOVED them. I did not have any problem getting their quota, but I did not like the management's snobby and uppity-type treatment day in, and day out. Tech people were good, but the rest absolutely SUCKED.

MQ, now there is something to write home about. I never worked for them, but my friend does, and does not like them, but she stays with them because she is in her 60s.
one raw deal i see here is this
anyone in the world can post and name a company, say anything they want. person could be a teenager just out carrying on, a disgruntled mt, an employee of a competitor ... ANY PERSON say ANYTHING and NAME a company but companies sure don't hvae the right to name problem employees do they?

i think fair is fair: if companies can be named, so should people but no more anonymous situations. gotta name yourself. lol

that would cut a lot of this garbage out.
My deal
With Focus, it seemed to me that they let the subcontracted companies take precedence over actual Focus employees.  They get the work - like today as an example - I have no work to type, because it was given to the subcontractors.  That is my reason for seeking a second company to supplement my income.  On Focus pay right now with no work and the subcontracted companies TAKING WORK OUT OF MY QUEUE WHEN IT IS DOWNLOADED FOR ME TO TYPE...you get the picture.
I believe it is a done deal. (nm)
what's the deal
They acted like they needed help but won't contact anybody
that's the deal..
Yep, it looks like the only choice is to suck it up or switch jobs.  Truth it, there are so many awful surprises at new jobs these days that I'd rather just suck it up than switch jobs.  But, I did want to make an earnest effort to find out the truth if it is out there for the finding.  I'm weird that way; I like to actually KNOW when I'm being lied to..and worse.  It's totally up to me as to whether I let them do it to me. right?
Get this deal......sm
I was just recently hired by a company, sent in all my new-hire paper work, given a start date and then never heard from them again.  It just so happened that I ran my free credit report and noticed the company had checked my credit.  My credit is shot to say the least mostly due to this job and its fluctuations in pay.  I pay the bills when I can pretty much, but I always pay them.  I was shocked at my score, but I still can't believe they didn't have the courtesy to let me know that they decided against giving me the job because of my bad credit.  Just never heard from them again.  Very disappointing, and given the fact that they have all my stuff, SS#, license, W4, signatures, etc., this somehow doesn't even sound legal to me.  But even if it is legal, shouldn't you contact me and let me know you are not giving me the job and have destroyed my paperwork or something!!   Does this sound like a recruiter doing her job properly? 
What is the big deal?
I would go for it...Having no PTO is really not that big of a deal (sm)
although it is nice to have.  Still, you can take time off w/o pay and make it up if you want.  As someone else who is in their 50s I can tell you having the benefits and 401-K is much more important and I think is sounds like a good situation.  Good luck!
I don't see the big deal in the msg - sm
It's giving you the basics so you can decide whether to move forward with the hiring process.  Imagine all the time that would be wasted if a company tests 10 different people while 10 more are waiting and then those first 10 people get to the interview and decide they don't meet the requirements, can't meet the requirements, etc.  What's the big deal?  And that email message most likely came with a privacy disclaimer.  Before you say it, no I don't work for this company. 
Here is the deal (sm)
First of all, it would bother me to no end that they have MTs that have different rules just because they have been there longer (every weekend work versus 1 day a month??). Secondly, do you not think they can block you in Bayscribe and route the work to those MTs that have been there longer to keep them? Therefore, it sounds like you guys are all overflow MTs that they let in the system when work is high and don't care if you don't get work when it is low. I worked there before...I know for a fact they HOUND you to work extra and work extra (everything is a friggin crisis) but when there is no work you will never hear from them. Hmmm, why? They don't care its that plain and simple. I do think also there is something to this pushing the prn at 7.5 cpl thing. That's ridiculous. So, you keep your commitment and they don't have to keep a commitment to you? They want to say you didn't keep your commitment so they can push you to quit or take prn. I know...it happened to me. My best advice...stop idealizing a company that doesn't exist anymore. They used to be good...very good. That has changed and it is not good anymore and hasn't been for quite a while. It is hard to accept when you like your accounts and the system and maybe even the people (some would be hard to believe though ;) but accept what is reality and move on. Don't let them degrade your skills by using you this way. BTW, most of the positive posts I see on here I suspect are written by somebody in the company, a specific somebody actually given the way they write, to defend their reputation and to placate you guys. I know its hard and I'm not trying to be harsh but its the truth and I believe everything you are saying because I know first hand also. So, if you know the truth and its staring you in the face, don't let your wishes of how it could be or used to be mess you up so you can't pay your bills. That was the hard thing I had to accept myself. GOod luck everybody! Believe in yourself and know there is better out there.
What's the deal
I agree. What's the deal with them anyway? Do you think they just don't think or they just don't care?

I keep wanting to ask someone in authority at my company if they have EVER brought these things to the physicians' attention.

All those things are such ridiculous time wasters and risk for errors. I just don't get it.

It would be like if their patients kept getting up and running around, talking over the doctor, making phone calls, etc. while the doctor was trying to examine them or do surgery.

I am quite sure we have the only profession where we are supposed to work around and in spite of this type of thing. It's CRAZY!!

I think someone should say to someone ... are you KIDDING me?!!?

Do you think we could send anonymous letters (or make up a name for our group of MTs) to medical facilities and physicians and get any result? Like, start the letter, Have you ever thought about what it must be like to ... I really think we should try to do something.

Honestly, what year is it?!?
The deal is..
I feel for you, also; however, are coders paid on production? BIG difference,and I think most would agree that is where our main frustration lies. Time is money for us .. literally.

Happy Holidays to all! :)
What is the deal?
I have been recently looking for something part time to supplement what I am currently doing.  It has been about 2 years since I have searched for a job, but in the past, I have always been responded to fairly quickly once I applied.  I have 10 years experience with multiple specialties.  I do not really want to work for any of the BIG companies anymore as I have done that in the past and hated it, and I'm only looking for IC work.  I have never had this problem before so I'm assuming it has something to do with the economy.  Has anyone else been experiencing this as well? 
99% of the company is not on SR -- what;s the deal??
Most of the company is not on speech rec and probably never will be. From my standpoint, SR is better than shipping it to India.

I like that Transcend is very open with all its MLSs.
I think sarcasm is the only way to deal
not Happy OSi'er....but another OSi'er who is happy
I know I am, but what are you? Pleeeeze!!!!! Are we adults here or are middle schoolers doing MT now?!
Not a good deal there! sm
You will be doing all different dictators and jumping back and forth from account to account with different formats. You have to format headers/footers and they are all different for each dictator. I tried it for 2 days and the owner sent me a picture of himself. How weird is that?!!! Kinda out there.........
?? Why the name calling? Deal with it..
This is how I deal with low work
sometimes at MQ.  I got a second job PT that is okay with my working extra unscheduled hours.  If MQ runs out, I will work for the other company.  I work on hospital work and to me, acute care is acute care.  All my accounts are ESLs anyways, so it doesn't much matter to me.  I just made sure my second job matched the cpl that MQ pays me.  Also, I have almost 10 backup accounts at MQ, so very, very rarely totally run out of work.
no big deal, I guess...
Just some name-calling that seemed a little childish in the MT/MTSO debate down below. Thought that was a no-no, but it's obvious some people will never think the forum policies apply to them anyway, so why bother? These are usually the same people whining about getting no respect. Wonder why.
Well, little sistah, here's the deal.
I am paid for a 40-hour week. I spend 12 hours a day, and am on and off every weekend watching the recruiting software. I handle all applicants within hours of their application 24/7. So don't lump ME into your dreamland. However, when I check the boards and I see three do-do birds from Aslamabad, Illinois and five peep-heads with 2 years of experience typing IN SCHOOL, I do not feel that I am obligated to give them my time. Would you? Tell my FAMILY that I do NOTHING, you....you.....DOO-DOO BRAIN! Oh, and as a side note, when my recruiting director makes 30-day follow calls to my hires to check on the outcome, they LOVE me. Deal with that, dreary one.
CorTmedical....What is the DEAL?

Do they even have MTs working for them anymore?  They do not pay their employees and they do not care.  They need to just shut down their business!  Anybody out there know what I can do about it?  I am going report them to the Better Business Bureau.

I had to deal with her between coordinators...
Actually, I found her to be very rude and unprofessional...that is when she bothered to respond at all.
Asking about jobs: Here's the deal ... SM

We do not allow job wanted posts.  If you wish to ask about a specific company, please do so on the Company board.  However, posts asking other to just recommend companies are not allowed.  We simply do not have the bandwidth.

If you have questions or issues about this, please email me - do not complain on the board about it.


The deal is this - offshoot of OSI
They are recruiting through MBB and MBS Transcription because they are having trouble replacing the people who are quitting. It is definitely a branch of OSi and they are using old applications and any other means possible to cull email addresses of MT's. They can't post ads here right now because their business practices have been exposed especially since their new partner has Indian interests. If you get an email from MBB or MBS delete it unless you want OSI contacting you to work for OSI.