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I personally never give the corporate contact as

Posted By: old old MT on 2006-05-09
In Reply to: References - Law Student

a reference. I always give a supervisor that I had as reference as they CAN give a reference. Many supervisors do not stay at companies and it is always better that they talk to someone who knows your work. HR has to go by the rules of just verification. You can give references though so get together with your supervisors and see if they will either give you their contact info or a letter of recommendation. That always helps. Right now with all the MTs out there looking, I would try to get my feet planted firmly on the ground as soon as possible.

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well that's weird. Why not contact them personally, then? nm
Simplistic answer. I dont personally give $. What
Can someone give me the contact
Can you give me a name of a current person to contact to speak with.
Can anyone from the Ohio MQ office give me a contact person and a phone number to call so I can talk
to someone there without getting a lot of other people involved before I find out what kind of accounts they have to offer. I am interested in transferring from my current office but would like to speak with someone up there first. Even an email address of someone would help.
Where at - in the corporate office?
or maybe you are management and get paid by the hour. I am guessing probably the hourly paid since you do seem to have a lot of time on your hands chatting all day.

I have 16 years experience and I did not maintain a job for this long with no skill.

Perhaps you should work on some SOCIAL SKILLS - you think? I have always heard if you're good at something you don't have toot your own horn, but you go right ahead and sing your own praises.
The corporate media
they are ALL ABOUT protecting other corporations - and censoring the news is what they do best. Just look at bush.
Ola Corporate Services
A most excellent company. The owner is very helpful and friendly. Great group to work for.
This is a perfect example of either corporate
We feel hopeful and excited that maybe, MAYBE, if the cosmos and stars align and unite, our employers may toss us a blessed $25 gift card, and you DARE BASH THAT HOPE???  I hope to get one as it will feed my kids for a decent LUNCH for once.  You bash us with our hopes and its A-OK for corporate execs to DEMAND their Christmas bonuses which generally run in the 6 DIGITS, and often 7.  Yup, that's not greedy, that's not childish, but a bunch of honest, hard working trusting soles transcribing for the health and safety of patients world wide are CHILDISH AND GREEDY for hoping for a crumb of the MONEY THEY MADE by the skin of their fingers for their CEOs.  Get a life. You are either swill of the earth or one of the CEOs typing with 1 dirty finger on your laptop in your corporate jet.  Fly off!
Corporate mentality
I am sure at least some of you saw on the news about the hospital shootings in Calif. yesterday. I was just talking to my neighbor today, who is a Occupational Therapist there. She was saying how bad the atmosphere in the entire hospital has been for the past 8 months. Somewhere along the line I think the compassion and caring has gone out of corporate healthcare. It is only about the almightly dollar now. This particular facility has been very secretative about lay-offs in the past months. People get called in and told you have 15 minutes to be out of the building. What ever happened to two weeks notice, they want their employees to give them two weeks notice before they quit but when they want to get rid of someone they just smack them in the face with it. The rumors were flying that there were going to be more layoffs and the shooter, whom everyone says was a really great guy, was apparently stressed out over the fact that he would be let go. It is a sad situation all over but if the corporations would care more about their employees and less about saving a buck morale in this country would be alot better than it is right now. My neighbor said they brought in a new CEO and that is when things got really bad. The real tragedy is that the manager of the department he worked in had just come up with a plan by changing schedules, and cutting costs in some other areas he was not going to have to lay anyone off. Everyone is saying if only the guy had talked to his boss. 8 kids are now without fathers. The hospital spokesperson steadfastly denied any future layoffs but the rumor is they are going to happen in June, it will be interesting to see how they do that after they got on nationwide TV and said no more layoffs are planned. A really tragic story, the guys who were all wonderful fathers gone for nothing.
not only the corporate mentality of sm
the way they treat employees but also the way the medical profession treats patients.

I have a chronic illness that puts me in the hospital every so often and I am telling you the care (or lack of) is ridiculous. Hubby works for this particular hospital for the last almost 20 years and he says he fears the day when some idiot comes in and starts mayhem. We did have an incident three years ago where some guy whose son had died went to the office where the doctor was at and shot and killed him. Worked out that he wasn't so ticked at the doc but he was ticked at the care his son got in the hospital and took it out on the doc. I am to the point I think the whole medical profession is something to stay away from.
Ola Corporate Services
I just want to praise this owner and company.  I have worked there for a couple of years now, and she is awesome!  Very easy to get along with--work is always available in whatever amount I request--and pay is ALWAYS on time and no hassles.  I love working here!
Sorry, I dont. Maybe call Corporate.
Info on OLA Corporate Services
in California. I have never heard of this one! Anyone have any info on it?  Thanks!
Don't forget the corporate director of HR
He's a piece of work too, totally nuts!
Why not call the corporate office / payroll? nm
Corporate greed is driving it right out of existence
can afford to live in the United States and stay in MT. More & more of us are getting out. Some, like me, are trapped... been at it for too long (30+ years), and most of us are now what you would call the Working Poor. Back in my 20's when I came to that 'crossroads', I should've gone with my friend and learned court-reporting. So far their jobs haven't been teetering on the brink of extinction (yet), like ours are in MT.
Spoken like a true corporate sell-out.

Lisa and other corporate "hacks". You really outdid yourself on this one.
Been reading and watching a lot, but your posts are definitely the best I have ever seen as far as being totally inaccurate and misleading.

My first statement is that if Transcend is so ashamed of outsourcing/offshoring why do they do it. They need to be upfront about what they are doing and quit telling these lies. They do not just offshore work because there is no available help. They offshore work because it is cheaper. Too many nights I see 20 to 50 reports go flying off my screen while I work and I am left with nothing to do for the rest of my shift. If anyone cared about me and my having enough work, this would not be happening.

Transcend has publically stated that they use offshoring because it is cheaper - not because there is a lack of available help. They said they would not take work away from the domestics; but I guess my status is so low that I am not even considered a domestic. And your statement below that they would not use offshore if there was enough domestic help is completely absurd.

You and those other Fony ADHI people who have that stupid F after your name - those of you who think you are more important and better educated than the doctors - need to face reality. You picked up the phone after 'your public meeting and called Larry'. Who do you think you are? The most important person in the world? You are a brown-noser, trying to get settled into management by hobnobbing with the bigwigs. Did you ever stop to think that Larry might have far more important things to do than to chit-chat with you? Well, I guess it worked, you dug your way into a team lead position didn't you. And with that position you know just like everyone else knows that offshoring is not going away no matter how many state-side MLS there are in the company. You have just lost every ounce of credibility you may have had.

And how can you say that offshoring was your biggest objection to this merger. You obviously came over with TRS and they have a school in Barbados so even more work can be offshored. Did you object to them having offshore associates?

Lisa, its time for you baby ostriches to grow up and pull your head out of the sand and face reality. We do not believe you or anyone else that is trying to pass off these type of statements as true, just like we do not believe that we can make anywhere close to what we made with straight transcription by doing that VR stuff, especially with the problem-riddled platform that Transcend uses.

Things might settle down a little faster if you would just be honest.
I worked 30 years out in the corporate world
Suits are the same everywhere.  They sit on their asses in their fancy offices and rake in the dough and make the peons beneath them make their coffee and run their errands.  They rob from the poor and give to the rich!  I've talked to them, covered their butts, lied for them and even gave them sexual favors back when sexual harrassment was just a big word!  You must be married to one or you wouldn't be acting as if they poop golden eggs!  They produce NOTHING but spin tactics and good old boy networking!
All of Focus is indian-based, except their corporate office in MA.
That is a smoke screen to make it look like a US based company. Imagine, indian MTs editing you an American MT with 10+ years of experience, and changing correct terminology to incorrect terminology. I could go on and on, but I won't.

All tech support is india-based, all QA is india-based, most mts are in india, except for the MTs here in USA working for them, all of their account managers are in India working the night shift (their time), day time (our time).

If you are an AAMT member, they have a mailing list that corporate sm
members can use two to three times a year.
Person from corporate contacting me via email regarding my posting today
I have no reason to meet with you, have a good job and certainly do not care to discuss with you where you send your work. I know what I read and it was quoted by a top official at your company. Even though you said the newspaper slanted the story like they wanted it to read, I saw quotes and never saw where the paper did a retracation of the story.
"warned" by someone who won't give facts or sign her name. Give me a break! nm
Nationals give at least a week to learn program. Give
They used to give out $25 Amex cheques -- give them time. :-) nm

I think it's thoughtful in a way. Maybe your supervisor is just trying, in her own way, to make her MTs feel less isolated. Might not be the way you'd choose, but I'd take this sort of supervisor over one that ignores me any day!
Personally, I liked it better when it was
a small company.  I'm not excited about all the tiers of management that have been added, makes you feel more like you are just a number rather than someone who is making a difference.   Some of the team leaders are good, some are not so good, some are there to collect a pay check.  Pay is every other Friday, without fail.  As far as the programs to work  on, there are several, just depends on what you like. 
They KNOW THE LAW. I know personally I sent it to
them enough as well as others. They just do not want to abide by it.
I don't think some of these schools really care if their students gets a job or not; they are just in it for the money. I had a situation where my stepdaughter had a friend who took a course and wanted me to tell her where she could work. I had no answer. The school SHOULD have had some ideas, but a lot just don't care.
personally, i don't think they
overhire. I think it is a combination of short turnaround times, and work flow variations mainly, with maybe a few other factors thrown in for good measure...

also i believe that they (and rightfully so) hire a few more than needed as all of the new hires never stay. The ones that do are transitioned in slowly and then generally i believe (as with myself) get plenty of work. and they will work with account changes until you are happy. but obviously that doesn't work for everyone. i'm sorry it was a bad experience for you, but it has/still is an excellent one for me! wishing you well...
Don't take it personally

The QA people don't know you other than how they see your work. They can't possibly like you or dislike you.   I have found that most people who are very busy (I have been one of them) when they are sending e mails or messages along those lines, just don't have the time to pretty it up.  When you don't hear tonal inflections from someone speaking it's very hard to interpret how a statement is truly intended.  It's also very easy to take something in a way that it was not intended at all.

Ignore the perceived tone and focus on the content.  Keep every e mail as backup.  Make the corrections that they want you to make.  Now if they are being contradictory with themselves, that's one thing, but if they're just being picky . . . . . that's their job.

Just keep at it, don't take personally
Have you ever noticed how many hits (viewed) listed on each job posting? So say 500 or more and allll emailed a resume and only 1 position AND, say they stopped reading resumes after one or two and hired. See? Just keep emailing your resume, even go to the old listing and email. It is not costing anything, not a stamp etc. Just check both main job posting areas MTjobs and MTstars. Look to see if you can add or subtract something on your resume. Make the Font heading a bit larger.
Personally, I would not take it
I make way more than that now, but it the other things it offers meet your needs, go for it. Insurance isn't cheap to buy on your own, and that would be an attractive part of the deal. I personally couldn't handle the $13.50 an hour, but that's just me. Maybe the advantages outweigh the low salary? Do what is best for YOU.
personally, not really,
I am honored to have a job that others think sounds great. well, I guess I do get irritated if they think it sounds too easy, but whenever I've let someone listen to a few sentences of dictation, they get a whole new perspective!!
Why take it so personally? No one

wants to listen to YOUR ignorance, either. Maybe you should also stay in the seat that's best suited to you, and you know which one that is.

You are you to constantly insult MTs here? This board is for MTs, which you are not, otherwise you wouldn't lose your drawers everytime someone posts something you don't agree with, HMMMMMM???

I don't personally know anyone s/m

who works on escription, they all seem to work on different platforms and some of the things they tell me they correct just blows my mind.  Most of them seem to have to put in headings or take them out and correct the numbering patterns in addition to making all kinds of really STUPID corrections.  Here is a good example one of my friends sent me this morning:

VR:  He will be given deep gentleman hospitalization. 


Dictated:  He will be given Epogen during the hospitalization.


So from what you say, I would say that it won't be long until MTs are really obsolete.  

I personally am getting started with them
soon and cannot be more excited. I look forward to working with them!
I personally would rather be warned of
a company's questionable business practices and stay away from them altogether than find out after I had been hired by them and got screwed out of my pay. 
Personally I don't think there are any psychics on here but I do see where someone would have
gotten the impression it was that service owner just based on the statement by the MTSO about the MT who bashed the company because they were fired. The MT had a good reason to be fired yet they blamed the MTSO. That is the only reason I thought it was that MTSO as well as I had seen something someplace else but this MTSO does usually use their name. Nothing psychic about it.
Personally, that's one of the things I liked

like I was really part of the health care team then, hearing doctors paged, hearing code blues called and hearing the pounding of the feet of the code blue team as they ran to the patient's room (of course the code blues aren't always on the floor directly above you, but when it is..).

Also, I've had a doctor pull up a chair and sit beside me as I transcribed his report where he mixed up left and right and he went through it with me and corrected himself. 

I dunno, I kinda like the in-hospital atmosphere.  I work at home now, but I do miss it being in the midst of it all. I never had that same feeling working for a service, because you are removed from it all.

I personally would take the $15 simply because
production-based work stinks regardless of how easy and how many normals there are. Production is never going to be a salary you can count on. Go for the $15. I sure would.
Personally, and this is only my opinion, I would never ever
go with either one of them. I used to work for Diskriter, and while there are some people that had problems with them, there are others who did not. I personally had quite a bit of problems - ran out of work all the time, late checks, etc. etc.

I have heard great things about Alltype - I do not work for them. I currently work with three people who all work for them part time and have loved it.

I, myself, decided to go back to working for a hospital. The benefits were far better than what Diskriter was offering.
Personally, I would not reveal sm
the fact that I had a medical condition. Isn't it discrimination and illegal for a company not to hire you based on the fact you have a chronic illness? I have a chronic illness, for years, and have never been turned for employment based on that. I don't reveal it in interviews. It doesn't keep me from working and I seldom (maybe once every 2 years) take time off related to it.
I have personally experienced this.
You say that you have a job with meaning and subsance. What is so special about the job with Sten Tel. Did your other MT jobs not provide meaning and substance?
I personally know of one company that is

a horrible company and the turnover is incredible.  From all the bad stuff posted here there are probably many who don't apply and I've seen at least a couple of MTs who ignored the comments here and applied anyway, only to come back a month later and say we were right and it was a horrible company and everything said here was true.

I saw a company yesterday on the job boards advertising a double bonus.  I have also heard lots of bad on that company. 

I think most of the companies that offer the bonus offshore and I guess need U.S. MTs to handle the crap.  I think many of the companies have weird line counting programs or change their programs so that the MT finds it hard to get lines.  I think many of them have a very boggy platform where the MT spends too much time looking up demographic information instead of transcribing.

I don't understand the bonus thing.  If they paid a decent wage to start with, had a good platform, didn't have 80% ESL dictators, etc. they wouldn't have a problem keeping MTs.  If they can offer the bonus why can't they break that down over a year and pay 1 to 2 cpl more.

I also think many of the companies realize they will not retain MTs because of the various things listed above, so they dangle the bonus, but then they stretch the bonus over months or a year and hope that at least they will have you long enough to get your bonus.

I haven't seen a company yet that has offered a bonus that I would work for under normal circumstances. 

I work for a good company, that pays better than most, pays per gross line, easy platform, etc. but sometimes you just get in a rut and want a change.  I've tested with several companies and been offered positions with each of them, but I felt like my line count would be significantly lower, line rate was lower, so that I would not be coming out ahead with the bonus.

I'm in the same boat, not trying to take it personally. nm
Personally, I am always worried about the
companies who offer the sign-on bonuses. Know what I mean? I don't know - just makes me wonder...Call me paranoid!! Don't know much about them. I applied there and it just wasn't -- all that -- for me. Pay was rather low, 8 cpl, I believe. Very nonspecific about accounts and work load, etc, as far as guarantee of work. No other specifics. Oh, yes, no sign-on bonus then!
Need to personally speak with

Anyone out there who works for Accu-Script located in Lake Orion, Michigan?

and I'm not saying this is your issue, but I know personally

my company will make things not so nice for an MT hoping they'll quit rather than firing them.  If quality continues to be poor, not meeting TAT, etc., then there may not be enough work, only the horrible dictators, etc.   If things are slow and you are a new hire maybe the old-timers are getting the work.   If a new account went VR that might also explain the work load too.   If you are otherwise happy at KS I'd call and be firm in that you need more work. 

I feel like companies should offer some explanation if work is low.  I know they can't give you what they don't have, but if you are a FT MT, there is a reason you are and you have obligations to meet and it isn't fair that they can't provide the work you need and not give you some feedback.    

I have never personally worked on it,

with some companies.  I hear ya' on the patient demographics.  I do mostly clinic, so schedules are provided to me, so I'm not sure how to help you.  I am surprised you are searching by name and not medical record number or some other number though.