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I just wanted to say that I don't believe the

Posted By: interested on 2006-05-09
In Reply to: I wrote this email and sent it to the Toledo Blade newspaper. - mamacarolina

Indian worker is trying to destroy the American dream, they are trying live it.  Blame should go to the companies who are taking the work and sending it overseas, not the workers who are given an opportunity to better their life situation.  This doesn't mean I agree with off-shoring, I just think blame for the dying of the American MT profession is sometimes misplaced.

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Thank you! Just wanted I wanted to hear!
Thanks for saying what I wanted to say...
We are not the same as Transcend, although we both are good companies. We care about MTs... and I would love to know who the posters are that claim differently.

As Liz says below -- e-mail her or give her a call.
I have been following this and I wanted SM

to say that it might not be that you were the only one this happened to---a lot of people just see the $ coming out of the paycheck and don't think they have to confirm that the plan holder got it (because the company should be more trustworthy). 

The way these companies are now, it's probably a better thing if you take the check they gave you and found an IRA to invest in yourself.  You can also arrange to contribute to it throughout the year (although it will be after-tax money, but you will be able to claim the contribution at the end of the year and get that tax back) out of your own bank account.  The situation that happened to you is unacceptable.  You are being far more gracious than I would under the same circumstances. 

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I just wanted to know if - sm

it was liked or not.  Wondered if it slowed you down at all.  I am used to Word and I hate to change if it is a problem software. 



Just wanted to say hello...
I start with MDI this week, was just trained yesterday. It's nice to hear there's usually plent of work. :)
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No job-wanted ads, please. SM

Please use are free resume bank or see the ads on Job Seekers board.

Ask about specific companies or specific issues (i.e., the poster below asking which companies have an HMO plan).

If you need help, e-mail me.



just wanted to add...
it sounded very familiar to a presentation presented by a former employer YEARS ago. It was a very small local MTSO, and he was reworking the pay scale in order to cover other expenses. He showed us a pie chart of what a huge chunk MT wages took out of the total revenue (DUH -- would you HAVE revenue without us) and mentioned how we could increase our wages by becoming more productive (the latter, I believe, was mentioned more than once in the DRC/Acusis presentation -- read: don't count on making your current wage -- but you'll be able to offset that by increasing your productivity -- HA). We didn't get the pie chart in this presentation, but it was clear they want a good portion of their revenue to go to research and development.

I'm cautiously optimistic -- I would LOVE to switch careers but at my age it's impossible -- I know because I have tried. Once you have worked at home doing this for X number of years, you basically don't qualify for anything else unless you wish to flip burgers. A friend asked: Can they really cut your wages? And i explained how the lovely world of MT CAN and DOES do that: I predict in this case, it will be: We are switching to a different way of counting lines, and we will adjust your pay per keystroke appropriately. And LO AND BEHOLD, when you crunch the numbers, you will notice that your pay has been appropriately adjusted DOWNward.
Did you tell them you wanted to do OPs and they said OK, or just
not check it out at all???
I just wanted to say ....
I have worked for Liz, and she is really great. She was always very understanding and went out of her way to be kind to me. I did not see the ad you guys are referring to, and I understand no one wanting to feel like they are being insulted, but for her to have written something like what I imagine the ad said from what I can gather from your posts, she had to be frustrated. I would totally work for her again.
I think it is 5 cpl, but I wanted
I wanted straight transcription to get a better rate, so don't quote me on it.
Ok, that's what I have already. Wanted to see if could do away with the
That's what I wanted to know. Thanks for
your honesty. Anybody else have a different/similar experience?
By the way I wanted to add
I hope that by my initial excitement I did not encourage anyone to make any kind of choice they would regret. If so, I apologize. If you are happy good for you. I was just so excited initially, that maybe I should not have put the post in to influence anyone. Seems like there is an argument going on here and I do not want to say either way. I say interview if you want, ask all of the appropriate questions and then you may check references on a company before you take the job just as easily as they can check yours. If you are a good match, good luck. If not, then good luck in your job search. Not backsliding here, just trying to make amends because obviously you guys wanted a follow up so my comments a few weeks ago must have made an impression. No matter what there is a company out there for everyone, so good luck to all, and I wish only the best.
just wanted to know...
Thanks, but someone posted that if you wanted to see where they worked to check their other posts and you could find out. I don't want to know the identity of people, just if you can find posts of individual people! Does that sound clear as mud to you?!
Also wanted to add (sm)
It is too bad that they do over-hire. Because they are losing a lot of great people who would probably stay the duration of their career if they were able to get their line counts and make money with them. JMO.
Just wanted to add
you also need to contact the Labor Board. Take any paperwork you have with you--i.e., copy of your contract, etc. If I were in your shoes I would send a letter (cerfified mail, return receipt requested) to them telling them I expected payment in full within five days or I would do all of the above, including the Labor Board. Then DO it.
How do you know what she wanted?
You don't even know her, have not worked with her or walked in her shoes? What kind of a payoff do you get from being so nasty?
How do you know what she wanted?
You don't even know her, have not worked with her or walked in her shoes? What kind of a payoff do you get from being so nasty?
Thank you. That it what I wanted to know.
It has been so long since I last applied for a job, I am stressing about everything.  Thanks. 
I just wanted to thank everyone for
their responses. There have been some interesting topics raised. I have made my decision today - I'm taking the job offer that I got. It's not that I'm afraid to do VR - I've done it before, and it's not all it's cracked up to be, but it's nice to give your hands a break. I don't agree at all with paying half of your regular line rate for VR. It no way takes half the time for editing than it does for typing (at least in my experience). I would say 75-80% of regular pay would be more fair, but I would still prefer if they paid the same for both VR and typing. To top off the pay cut we've been expected to deal with, there also is no work to do. So that's ultimately what helped me make my decision. I cannot make money if there is no work to do - it doesn't matter if it's editing or typing, No work equals no pay. So with that said, I wish you all luck whether you decided to stay or go.
To all rad MTs...what is the best company to work for doing radiology?  I'm looking for a home where I can just do straight radiology typing - NO VR.  I know, it may be coming, but I hope to evade it as long as possible.  I'm tired of all the lies these companies tell you when trying to get you to work for them.  I'm tired of running out of work, babysitting the PC waiting for work.  I'm tired of horribly outdated programs that won't let me use my expander.  Are there ANY companies out there that have what I'm looking for?  Please tell me there's hope somewhere....TIA
Nutshell: She wanted them to have SM

someone else work the portion of the schedule she didn't like and give her the hours she wanted, but instead they found someone who could work the entire schedule they had available and passed her by.


Not what I wanted to read...

Now I'm nervous. I'm supposed to start working for this company very soon. I applied because of the glowing reviews they got on this forum, now that seems to have drastically changed. I left my last company and took a 2-month break from transcription because of problems with the other company's QA department (similar reasons as listed here in this thread), now it seems I'll be walking right into the same type of situation.

Anyway, I was told (by the recruiter) that they are pretty flexible with schedules but how true is that? I have a little boy in kindergarten and I'll need to run out every day at 11:40 to go get him and bring him home, I don't want this to be a problem. 

Sorry to have rambled, I'm just finding myself very nervous and tense now. 

Yes it does. I just wanted to get some feedback
from others before applying.
Thanks for the help! In your opinion, if you really wanted SM
to always be able to work six hours (a.m. and early afternoon), do you think this would be a good company for a schedule like that?  Thanks again!
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from ExecuScribe and wanted to know if
anyone on this board works for them now and any info that you may have for a MT who is close to being hired (at least my testing was really good). Thanks very much in advance.
editors wanted
I heard from someone that it was Shapin with the Editor positions. Don't quote me, but that is just what I heard.

Please do not post job wanted ads. (NM)
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We have a free Job Seeker's board with plenty of job advertisements to peruse.  As well, we have a free resume bank for interested MTs to present a resume on.



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Most definitely, but I wanted to hear from
someone who has had personal experience with them and not just what they have up.
I mean the "help wanted" ad for AC's not new MT's
No job wanted ads/posts, please. NM
If ad said they wanted self-starters, this could be a way
Just last week, you said you wanted out
but that you were stuck because you wanted to work part-time M-F and couldn't find anywhere else to do that.
Same here. My husband wanted to help me out
and encouraged me to try it, but I definitely could type faster.. Just could not stand being so slow...like with my crazy slow dial-up I'm stuck with, drives me NUTS!
Hi, just wanted to check in...
Been working for MDI-MD for almost a month now and all I can say is that I have changed from being cautiously optimistic to pleasantly optimistic. I am learning my account (1 for right now thank goodness) and I am making my strides in production.

All is all I approach my monitor in the morning with a much more positive attitude than I have in at least a year. Yeah, Yeah, I know, I should have made a change 2 years ago when I first heard about MDI-MD. Well onward and upward.

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Please peruse our Job Seekers Board which lists job advertisements. You can find the information you are looking for there.

If you wish to ask about a specific company, please do so on the Company board.

If you have any questions, please let me know.

Just wanted to ask you to clarify...

do you know that they still have major deductions for commas and such, or was that from when you were with them before?  I know someone who is applying and I think they need to know if that is still the case.  Nobody wants a QA dragon breathing down her neck.  Thanks for the info. 

I wanted the Giants to win so bad...
we are Steelers fans and wanted nothing more than to see Tom Brady get beat last night...great game and even better ending!!!!
marilyn - just wanted to see if you
decided to stay with Keystrokes?  I saw last week where you posted you might be headed back to MQ.  Did you decide not to or are you still undecided? Email if you don't want to post anything on the board.  I understand.
I wanted to ask the same thing. Thanks
How are the ESLs and is it flexible? What kind of hours and how is the platform.
Wanted to add for clarity (sm)
The little over $550 includes both medical and dental insurance for a month for the most comprehensive option on both, netting down to around $460 my cost, so $230 a pay period for medical and dental my cost net for family of 6. HTH
I wanted to know as well. I am really tempted because
I do not live far away from this place, and I wonder if I actually know the MR or have worked with the person. I should just send my resume, but thought perhaps others here can say if it is worth the try. Being an IC it is great because if I see a more local opportunity like this I can take it on with my other projects. So anyone answering these queries would really be appreciated.
no....if I wanted more, I would have stated that.
OP also found a job she wanted
So it's a win-win situation.