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For people at MDI-MD that say they are out of work, I see they are hiring now. Are people still

Posted By: PAMT on 2008-06-24
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running out of work or did they get more accounts.  I am interested in this company.

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Why is OSi hiring new people when I have been out of work for 6 weeks?

I am statutory (or IC, whatever they are calling it now).  I have a main account and 2 -- count them 2 -- back up accounts.  I have been out/short of work for over 6 weeks.

Unless you are a full time employee, you get no benefits, no hourly, NOTHING.  I am amazed that they are hiring when they have people already trained and begging for work!!!

Don't they realize that it costs a WHOLE lot more in turnover to train a new employee than to keep an already-trained one happy?

I'm looking at other nationals now.  I've never been one to job hop, but I just can't take the time off any more!!!

Yep, hiring again. Are people quitting or what? There never seems to be a lot of work to me. nm
Because of the shortage of work, we don't want our companies hiring more people. nm
Who said people who work for KS aren't happy for people who work for (sm)
other companies?  I'm happy for people who are happy with their jobs, no matter what company they work for. 
Many companies are hiring MTs, QA people etc as
You must be hiring the wrong people...

it must be bad judgment on your part, but don't lump sum the rest of us who do take pride in our work and do have great work ethics and take our jobs seriously! 

Definitely could not understand why they keep hiring people
when there is no work for us. They specifically told us that our overseas partners would work the accounts in the evening and weekends when we need help the most. Then, it's no wonder when we get up to work that it is gone. They have been working it all evening and night. I'm sorry they wasted your time. If you wait long enough, a lot of people will be quitting (me included) and you might have some work.
I talked to one of their hiring people
but that's on a C-phone account.  Maybe that makes a difference between C-phone and internet account?  Extremely nice lady too, by the way.
And the strange thing is they keep hiring people so it almost seems as though they want us to run
out of work. How has their QA point thing been working out with people on so many accounts. What a joke.
Why have they bothered advertising or tried hiring people when they do not have enough
manpower to get it going in an efficient manner. Truly, I hope Shiela is also not the one responsible for doing payroll. That may well be too much on one person. I have worked in offices where doctors were too cheap to hire extra help and just ran us into the ground with so much work until we quit from burn out. It just not the right way to run a business, having one person do everything. I do feel for Shiela but who would want to contact her now and burden her more. BTDT
The email was not about looking to fire people. Yes, they are hiring. sm
The email stated that everyone must maintain certain levels for production and for QA in order to stay a Keystrokes' employee.

They were reassuring us that even in this depression or recession, or whatever it is being called now, we will have work to do and that they are still growing.

There are 2 openings on my account, so I know that they are hiring, and there is a new account starting next week too.
You missed the point. She has people that do the hiring because she is busy with her own
responsibilities. There are just people that feel they need to talk to Lee or no one, and those people find that they do not get things done as they should because they did not go through the right people.

If you knew Lee, you would know how wrong you are. I have never worked for someone as respectful or caring of others and I have worked for a lot of people in and out of transcription. This is the ONLY company where I have ever felt that I was treated as a person. How horrible of you to judge someone that you do not know.
Maybe they are tired of hiring so-called experienced people sm
wwho get someone else to test for them. Maybe they want to hear the correct answers straight from the horse's mouth so to speak...
And you are no longer a hiring manager and probably lost out on a LOT of good people
because of how you handled it. HMMMM??
Turns out she was just frazzled hiring people. She works there. Sorry about the bad press.
News report government hiring 1000 people - sm
To work on cybersecurity. I wonder if they will address the use of widespread databases like some (they shall remain nameless lest this post get booted) VR vendors use. I hope so. I think I'm going to ask for all the names and addresses who have access to my medical record from my local hospital and see what they tell me.
People at TT have been paid! People who haven't well, maybe you did not make count and your check
after insurance deduction. Maybe your bank is holding it. Maybe anything! But we GOT PAID. This is NO LIE. And I am sick of this board. Nothing but disgruntled exemployees arguing with employees who like their job. Ugggg. I am working. BTW: THERE IS WORK (clears throat) remember that? Work?
Keystrokes is wonderful!! They are the nicest people and care 150% about their people!!
Excellent company!!!!
I worked for SS and some people were very RUDE and I am talking about the editing people in some
instances.  It ALL depends on the person, as it does with any company.  They paid on time and the lady over me was very nice, but boy the person in QA was mean to EVERYONE!!  Never seen anything like it before.
Are people trying to scare people or just tell them what is happening. I am not scared just seeing
that things are changing very rapidly and not for the better for me. If I have no work and need multiple accounts everyone else is in the same boat now arent they that have my accounts. That is how people know what is going on.
Maybe due to the people that manage Amherst. I think MQ would be a lot better off finding new people
up there with all the problems you hear about that office. Seems like something is very very wrong there.
I doubt it. There are more happy people than unhappy people sm
at Medquist. I've checked out other companies but I liked MQ the best (I kept working at MQ while testing other companies).
SO right! People who get paid to bring people on-board -sm
to these companies (few, if any, are 100% honest, it seems), are going to be honest and tell you anything that isn't rosy and sugar-coated. Having a good prospective MT walk because the company isn't so great means less green dollars in their bank account every month. They're not going to tell us anything that DOESN'T make them more money.
More people will come into VR because the qualifcations to do MT are not the same. Lots of people w
to work at home. It's all relative to what you are used to. The nationals are counting on this. I think MTs will work cheaper rather than reenter the work force with no other skills than MT. The nationals are counting on this.
They named people's names. That is not right. People just sm

need to keep from naming names.  I thought it was an informative bit of information, but when you name names, then posts are way out of line. 

I would really like to see a truly professional way of talking about a company.  I don't care what board you go to, somehow people just do not want to play nice when it comes to talking about people.  If those people could learn to be a little more professional and stop posting names to their wrath or anger, then that will be the day I can say I am proud to be in this profession.  When I see those types of things, it makes my skin crawl.  If it were me being talked about, I would be livid.  I certainly understand why the posts were deleted. 

Thank you for saying that. Most people here just love to trash people.
It is against board rules though.
Heartland - we take care of our people people
I meant in quotation marks, not parentheses.
Honestly, people some people are lazy...
plain and simple, sad but true.
Yes but that means hiring a lot of extra people and paying out a lot of extra money when they can
have SE without all this. Their last report said they are making less money now than before and expect to make less in the next quarter so what does that say. We shall see. As part time employees you would still have to adhere to a schedule and I think people are SE for flexibility at least I am.
As a whole.. nice people to work for, decent benefits but the get off/on the system, work/no work,
is maddening. I couldnt pay my bills or even work the schedule I was assigned. They would ask us not to work until work built up in the evenings and I specifically wanted to work days as I have kids etc. It just didnt work out for me but to each his own. It just seems there has to be a better balance in this business that what is happening.
Do you MDI-MD people have enough work? sm
I saw an ad on one of the other boards and thought I had seen someone mention there wasn't enough work there.  Just wanted to find out the current situation before I pursue anything with them.  TIA!
For people looking for work

Anybody thinking of going to work for LM in PA, run for your life, not a good place to work, bad communication, or none at all, and a bunch of backstabbers.

I work for these people
Its as bad, as it sounds.
Worse even.

is all IC transcription like this?
who do you people work for? NM


I don't even work at TT but come on people....
today would be considered a holiday, there will be low work at ALL companies. I really don't see any reason to panic or complain. All I can say is WOW!
I did some overflow work for Landmark.. they are wonderful to work for.. very nice people.. pay was
There is NO work at Transtech. Maybe they just choose special people to send work to
Great people to work for, but I had to leave due to lack of work. Hopefully that has changed. SM
Most of us who do not live in California had to go IC. When I was there, they did not have statutory status, although they told me they did when they hired me. Their pay for VR is VERY low, not a living wage. Many of the folks in the office are ex-YOG and great to work for/with. Good luck.
I know two people who work 3rd shift for Keystrokes on radiology and have a lot of work. Maybe you
on an account that has enough work. I hate to hear that someone doesn't have enough work or that they have a problem because I know that Keystrokes works to find the right account for every person. They do a lot for us but you have to talk to them until you find the right account or volume or hours for you.

I think that a lot of companies are that way but there is a lot of job-hopping in transcription. Everyone is looking for the perfect job but the grass is not always greener on the other side. There are a few MTSO's really are not good but for the most part, the others don't intentionally drive people away. That would not make sense. They need us to work as much as we need them to have the work there for us.

Nice people to work for.
Pay is higher than other MTSO.  QA is very helpful and always encouraging.  I never heard anything negative, even when I did make a mistake.  The only reason I left is because I was offered a local account with a surgery center.  I would go back in a heartbeat if I needed work. 
The people are great to work with
and the pay is good and on time. I do find the work isn't as steady as I'd like though, but hey, that's the MT business, right?
let the people who want to work weekends do it
Some people want those shifts but i do not
??? some people do work weekends and some don't
why so rude and grouchy?
Research & ask people who work there
The rate may be lower but if the account is better with fewer bad dictators and impossible ESL's and the freedom to do your work instead of countless conference calls and useless emails - you end up making more bang for your buck. That sure is true in my case.
Any KS people running out of work? (sm)
Just curious.....
Yep, plenty of people will work for that.
Recently a bunch of new MTs posted that they are working for a company making 4 cpl for transcription and 1.25 cpl for editing. I about died. As long as people keep accepting these wages, they are only going to keep going down. What need is there to pay 8 or 9 cpl when they can get MTs to work for 4 or 5?
Too many people out of work these days - the more...sm
interested you let them know you are in the job, the better your chances. On top of that, when a job is advertised, I've been told over and over about the total mountains of resumes they get, so nudging their memory will only serve as a positive thing for you! Good luck!!!
Actually, no. Most people would get paid at work!
go to India and work with those people sm
you support so well.
Some good people used to work for MQ including
But that is why she has people who work for her, to take care of other things when she has