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I'm sure many postings are shaded by negativity but

Posted By: some are way too detailed to not be true on 2005-07-28
In Reply to: It's amazing to read this board and see how many rotten MT companies there are out there! - ?????

If I see something that goes into great detail describing a negative experience, not getting paid, bad management with a pretty good explanation why, etc. I steer clear of that company. No one could be making some of this stuff up.

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If you read down the postings some, you will see my postings--sm
as to the reason why. I do not have the time to restate what I posted just a few days ago. Just look for the Stentel postings and read them. thanks and good luck.
after all the negativity about MQ and them having-sm
their own board to vent and all, how was I supposed to know it was not sarcastic. You did not elaborate at all. I love eating feet though...lol. sheesh. get mad over something worthwhile.

Well this will probably raise some hackles....but here goes.


I have never seen so much negativity towards other colleges, as I have seen on this message board.  That is a shame.  Yes everyone is entitled to their opinion, but it just seems like there are alot of you that want to post nothing but negative posts/replys. 


NOW watch how many critics there are about THIS post!!

So much negativity
Let's give it a chance; no one has a crystal ball to have guaranteed bad outcome.

I really feel everyone should calm down and see how it goes.  Being negative is helping a thing.  I truly do not believe for one second that Dorothy so called SOLD US OUT.  Has anyone here ever owned a transcription THE SIZE OF MDI with the same volume of accounts and had to continue to make the customer happy and keep every single MT at the same?  MDI is doing their BEST with the situation this economy is in and doing their best to maintain accounts so that we CAN make an income. 

I dont think its really fair to bash D or CB on here PERIOD.  If your not happy with the partnership, then just quietly move on.  There is no need to be saying Dorothy sold us out and negative comments like her pillow is stuffed with fat stacks of cash, and calling CB the QUEEN now. 

Its all unnecessary and its NOT going to increase your line count.

Most of the people on here posting negative comments aren't even using their real names.  I just wonder how Dorothy would feel if she could see who was really being so critical of a CHANGE that hasn't even completely evolved yet.

The negativity expressed on MT
boards is one thing that really made me question if MT was right for me.  Luckily, I persevered despite the negativity and have found that I love MT work. You might try going to a local AHDI meeting if there is one near you.  I have found MTs to be much more considerate and helpful and positive in person. 
Don't be afraid of the negativity...
Facts are facts, and it's useful. You don't have to like it but can still use what you read. Things tend to get witchy here sometimes, but I gotta say were it not for this board and the freedom we have here of saying what we feel and reading both sides, I'd not have been able to make a halfway intelligent quick decision between two companies. I was set to sign on with a place everybody was praising highly a few months ago which now apparently is going the route of the place I just left, i.e., down the tubes. I used this board, made personal email contact with several people (very valuable) and very quickly picked a place where hopefully I can quit worrying for awhile at least (but who knows? I'll never truly feel secure jobwise again, but it's been a good wake up call). The info I continue to get here has been invaluable to me. You have to know how to use information you're presented with and take what you can from it in any situation. By the way, I also learned that you cannot necessarily believe everything a recruiter will tell you no matter how nice that person is or how intelligent you think your questions are. It can be a different story once you've signed on with the company.
Thanks for all the negativity posted about this job. sm
It made it easier for me to obtain this gravy train account. I would rather take 0.06 cpl GROSS LINE any day over 0.07 or 0.08 cpl 65-character line. With that said, I would also rather take 0.07 cpl or 0.08 cpl over 10 cpl any day if I could have the same, repetitive dictator daily versus 500+ dictators, easily type in Word and no time consuming platform to learn. Wake up people and quit being followers. Judge companies and pay for yourself and decide what you need to earn money and survive. Not what your fellow MT complains about. I suspect those complaining are the ones not making much money.
Reasons for negativity.
MDI has been my dream transcription job/company to work for....having this job is the reason I got into transcription.  After having worked for the large national companies and finally being able to get on with MDI, I thought this is it for me, I found the perfect place to be for me........Those of us that have worked for other companies that have done this same thing, been there, done that, repeating the cycle. I guess I was naive to think it would be different with MDI. 
Stamp out this Negativity against MDI
I really feel everyone should calm down and see how it goes. Being negative is helping a thing. I truly do not believe for one second that Dorothy so called SOLD US OUT. Has anyone here ever owned a transcription THE SIZE OF MDI with the same volume of accounts and had to continue to make the customer happy and keep every single MT at the same? MDI is doing their BEST with the situation this economy is in and doing their best to maintain accounts so that we CAN make an income.

I dont think its really fair to bash D or CB on here PERIOD. If your not happy with the partnership, then just quietly move on. There is no need to be saying Dorothy sold us out and negative comments like her pillow is stuffed with fat stacks of cash, and calling CB the QUEEN now.

Its all unnecessary and its NOT going to increase your line count.

Most of the people on here posting negative comments aren't even using their real names. I just wonder how Dorothy would feel if she could see who was really being so critical of a CHANGE that hasn't even completely evolved yet. Most are reacting from igorance and FEAR.
The negativity is warranted. SM
Since when have you heard of any buyout that made things better for the MT? None. I worked for Transhealth, which was bought by Webmedx. Two years later (almost), it has not been better for us. More management, the use of a time clock, horrible accounts, low work. Never had this at Transhealth.
I was offered a job with DSG and it seems a lot of negativity on here. Is anyone happy there and
do all the accounts have this bad sound I hear so much about.  Since they use DQS if they are rerecording from another sound file they will get a very bad sound from that.  I do know that but you wouldnt think their own accounts would have that same bad sound. 
It's not the negativity of the poster, it is what the MTSO posted.

It doesn't show the MTSO in a very good light. 

Gee...are you at all aware of the degree of negativity you have? If your negative... sm
attitude spills over into your employees... then I think you should expect just what you are getting... if anything at all...What I am so tired of is just anyone thinking they are management material ..and are also in the wrong profession... I have had more than my share of you people also...
Not sure why the negativity and sarcasm ... kinda sounds like the old

lover scorned thing ... LOL.   No company can probably say that it never runs out of work, but I have 2 accounts, and have only had to go to my secondary account maybe 10 times in the almost 1 year I have been there now.  At least the management team at TT cares.  I have worked for companies where I ran out of work, and the response I got was a laugh and just take the day off.   At least TT will get you another account.

As far as your remark alluding to the fact that if we were so busy working, we wouldn't be here -- do you work 24/7?  Also, TT is not a sweatshop.  We are allowed breaks. 

Maybe you had a bad experience with them.  No company is a great fit for everyone, that's for sure.  I have seen people rave about companies on here, tried them myself, and thought YUCK. 

It is only 6 am and my shift doesn't start until 4p, but I guess I shouldn't be posting here since apparently it implies that TT has no work ... LOL. 

Its why people complain about negativity on this board
Some people want to think that the people posting negative things here are just malcontents.  Sometimes, when a person speaks the truth, half a dozen other folks jump on to say its not the truth and everything is roses and rainbows.  Usually the truth is somewhere in the middle.  But some people would prefer to believe the sunshine being blown you-know-where by recruiters because they want to think they have lucked into a goldmine.  Well, its a crap shoot - maybe you did and maybe you didn't.  Each person's truth is going to hit them only after they are working the account.  So if she only wants to hear about the rainbows, let her have her fantasy.  Reality will come soon enough when she gets no paycheck.  Then she can pay her bills with all the rainbows.
Wow, some just aren't happy unless there's negativity and drama abounding.

Just because Stephanie is eloquent and not spouting negativity doesn't mean she isn't an MT.
She is just an MT who doesn't subscribe to your doom and gloom attitudes. 
Job postings

The companies that are constantly posting jobs post them not necessarily because of growth, it's because they can't keep employees for whatever reason. 

Spheris, OSI, Transtech, TTS, Softscript, Transcend, Medware, etc. offer ridiculous bonuses and other niceties to attempt to get new employees. 

The best companies are word of mouth ONLY. 

It is common knowledge that some companies have NO WORK and other crappy working conditions, i.e. low pay, no pay or late pay, poor management, but they still post jobs. 

Educate yourselves and realize the real reason behind these job postings day in and day out.

Where have all the job postings gone?
Still wondering... looked on here, and pretty dismal. Not much on other sites.  Is it spring break everywhere, or MQ people flooding companies with resumes so that the companies are not putting ads?  Anybody got any insight? This MT is curious, because I like to keep track of what is out there (grass/greener etc.). Thanks.
And by the postings I see, some here
should go back and learn how to spell and use verbs correctly. Frankly, I think there are some Wal-Mart employees on here protraying themselves to be MTs.
Thanks Gloria Brown and CindyMT for telling it the way you see it. Your point of view is well taken since you've lived through it. MQQA, if you read the whole thing, you would note that they have left.
The more mean, defensive postings I see from you indicate to me that
because you're getting a little too angry and taking it a little too personally not to be. 
Seems like there were only good postings about
check the job postings....
There are companies on there looking for MTs to do clinic notes.
many KS postings have been deleted due to
people supposedly working for Keystrokes who were posting...in a nut shell, the KS people were not putting themselves in a good light and the posts were pulled but you would need to ask KS about it for their version.
Most postings are con with this company in the
There are postings further down RE: Focus. nm
so it seems MD-IT lies in its job postings (sm)
Every ad I've ever seen from MD-IT claims that compensation is based on testing and experience, and yet it seems that no matter what, the starting pay is the same insulting rate for everyone.

That's another one to add to my list of Places to Avoid - if they can't even be honest in their ads, I can't imagine what it would be like to actually work for them.
Job postings have dropped because
we are in a depression. Yes, I said a depression. No one on television will say the D word for fear of scaring people, but do your homework. Our country's economy is tanking rapidly.
Anon postings

I was threatened a few years ago for posting on the site by a company that wasn't paying its people.  The owner threatened to sue me for deformation of character and slander.  First of all, I told her as the owner of a transcription company, she needed to learn how to spell.  It's defamation of character.  Next, since the board is in print, it would be libel instead of slander. 

For any MTs who are afraid of being sued over posts, the most important thing to remember is that they can only sue you if what you say is not true.  If you stick to the facts, whether it's not getting paid, bounced checks, etc., you don't have anything to worry about. 

I have posted deragotory comments about 2 companies, and both have threatened to sue me.  I have a little file in which I keep all the evidence of late pays and bounced checks, so I'm not concerned.

Reading down through your postings
You said you learned acute care but then said you had trouble with other specialities? I hate to tell you but acute care about covers it all. I do acute and have worked over the years from everything from a neurologist to oncologist, every type I do in acute care. I really am not picking up much in reading that shows you have much experience in transcription work. You are not straight forward in saying what background you have. You also said you would not work for poorly run companies- yet you said you were paid cash or off the books. Pray tell, what kind of company does that? Sounds like the poorest of the poor run companies to me. You said you worked in market research. That sounds like nothing relating to transcription work which means basically no experience there. Someone here asked you to post experience. I think they want you to post TRANSCRIPTION experience because from reading your posts I really find nothing. That might be why you are failing the tests. So, really, put down in black and white here..... what type of training did you have at Career Step and what type of medical transcription have you done? Your story has a lot of holes in it.
postings about them is that they weren't getting paid. nt
See the 2 postings by Sharon and Rikki (sm)

on the Job Board......or go to transcriptionoutsourcing.com ......this company is in Wisconsin, but they are great to work for, good dictators, weekly pay...always on time.  Great people.

Attention THMT - thank you for your postings
You helped me make a decision to join your team because of the way you are level and positive.  Thank you!
Because of postings on a bitter board? Why would you
quit a job or question your judgement based on postings on an anonymous board? If you like the job, stay. If you don't, look elsewhere.
you need to really look back to prior postings
This company has been flying all over this board even back in March. I think it goes further than disgruntled employees. Take a look at how their lead people handle these comments. They have badmouthed these employees horribly. Yes, companies will have unhappy employees and there will be some grumbling, but it clearly looks like a much bigger problem with Shapin. A lot of drama for low pay. I would have nothing to do with them and NOT for the grumbling of past employees, but for the obnoxious and crude way Shapin's management individuals conducted themselves!
That's great, but I was talking about the job postings. sm
Some companies/entities do know what IC means, but others do not.

The job postings state IC status, but want a schedule like an employee, and pay peanuts at that.
Job Postings for Focus....beware
If anyone is applying or is thinking of applying with Focus Infomatics, beware.  They are posting ads that say 'all shifts' when in actuality, it's only 3rd shift or 16 hours on the weekends that they have available.  At least that is what was told to the QCs that they had to put on other accounts due to losing an account.  Be careful with these people as when they hire you, they tell you one thing, but eventually, it all changes and you go to making maybe a third of what you started out with.
It's sad how badly new job postings have dropped
And those that are getting posted are mostly for places with really bad reputations and/or companies that don't respond to emails.
To Moderator Re Aspen in Job Postings
What company is Aspen?  Is this a company or a name of someone?    Can you please tell employers to list the company they are with.  Thanks! 
Perhaps you didn't read all the postings.
Maybe that's what the OP was talking about; we don't know as it could be interpreted either way. However, a subsequent poster did state that she indeed had a company charge her $5 a paycheck for the privilege of having it direct deposited. So maybe you better check your alarm clock.
I didn't see any such postings and if there were, they're false
Why don't you use the time and energy that you use posting lies about one of the few REPUTABLE companies left and fix what's wrong with the company you're working for. I smell jealous management.
The main reason for continuous job postings
and then there are SOME postings that make one wonder if it's the OSI poster backpedaling
You guys really must think we're all stupid. You're not allowed to post here because of YOUR behavior so get over it and grow up.
A search here will show you the many negative postings about DSG. nm
Any info on Tidewater (TMTS)? All postings are old
Read their job postings. They put the starting pay as 0.08 to 0.095. That is what I found. Why no
find out from the company, no matter which company, rather than asking a board full of cheerleaders and naysayers? I took the information about the companies I was applying for, did a comparison chart, talked to each one and made a decision that way, based on the facts not speculation. One of the companies that had favorable posts on here actually offered me 0.065 per line. Not for me. I have 22 years experience. Another offered 0.11 per line but no spaces. You have to go to the companies themselves, ask a lot of questions and make a decision based on what fits you best. If they are a good company, they will have no problem answering questions. Most that I spoke to were more than happy to answer any that I asked. Their time is valuable too and I am sure they would rather tell someone the whole picture than have everyone quit once hired.

These boards are great for general information, but you have to take the bad and the good posts with a grain of salt. I have seen people praise a company to the nth degree one month and then bash them the next. It goes the opposite way too.

Best scenario is to make a list of your needs, talk to the companies and weigh your options.

Keystrokes is a good company for me, but that does not mean it will be a good company for everyone. But you will find them to be fair, give a good wage, have plenty of work available and pay on time. Those were important to me. I would rather be busy at 0.09 per line than slow at 0.12 per line.
I never see any postings about Accuscribe of SC. They evidently don't advertise (sm)
for help much, that could be a good thing.

Any info?
I'm curious- what makes you think any of those "rude" postings
are from a recruiter? It seems to me that wouldn't be the best way to recruit people, would it? What makes you so sure that poster is even an employee of SS and not a disgruntled ex-employee? You are all anonoymous, typing back and forth to each other in your own liitle unimportant world. You have no idea who types on here, where they are from, what they do, or where they live. Don't you get it? Anyone can come on and say anything about anybody since there is very little monitoring of the post- oh, an occasional deletion here and there, but overall nothing. Here, let me give you an example: I've heard that company Q overcharges their medical benefits and pcokets the difference. They do this sometimes just to make payroll! they've also terminated a couple of their sales people in order not to pay the comissions on their sales. See how easy that was? You all really need to get a life outside of the internet, smell some fresh air, take a walk around your neighborhood.  
Stick to your local newspaper postings