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I totally agree with you.

Posted By: never again on 2006-07-04
In Reply to: Bad news sm - worked there


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I totally agree with you!
Great bonuses, benefits, flexibility, love my supervisor and co-workers and have great communication! I'm sorry for those that are having a bad experience. I work out of the Dallas office and I love it.
I agree totally.

If they were really on the up and up why not just state exactly what the rate is and SHOWING it instead of taking a regular rate and a blended rate, figuring a percentage, making 60% actually equal 67%, adding, subtracting, multiplying by your 3rd kid's birthday, and dividing by the company phone number and then putting it on your paycheck as regular lines, 13-15K lines, 15-17K lines, 17-20K lines, B lines, C lines, special 1 lines, OT lines, B OT lines, C OT lines, holiday lines??  It's ridiculous. 

If they actually hire you at 8 cpl wouldn't it be much easier and up-front to say you'll make 8 cpl for typing and 4.8 cpl for editing with 0.0025 cpl for each incentive level reached?  I mean if they're really going to pay the incentive on the whole amount like they say they are, why do they need all these complicated, misleading terms like "blended rates" anyway?  If you get other incentives on top of that, it's only included on those separate lines anyway, not the whole thing, so why try to make it look like you're actually making more on everything??

I totally agree..
It is really hard to get a take on a company from here. I have had my share of bad experiences with "nationals" but I choose not to smear their names all over the place. I just see it this way. They were not a good fit for me but maybe they are good for someone else. I have also proofed work for some "MTs" and I use the term loosely.  Honestly, I wonder how some of them even got the job, yet they are so angry when they are fired for doing a horrible job.  I live in Idaho as far as where I am located.
You are certainly welcome & I totally agree with you
There is always something new to learn. Nobody is born just knowing how to run their own business and being an MT doesn't just inherently provide you with the knowledge...the MT end yes, but the business end no.  I have always heard that if you want to be successful at something then look for somebody who is doing what you want to do and doing it successfully, find out how they are doing it, and do it!  Makes sense to me!  I think its a great thing that somebody who did it wrote a book to help others so you don't have to learn the hard way by making mistakes and fumbling around until you get it all figured out.  Best of luck to you and come back and let us know about your success!
I totally agree.
I get a check every 25 days from 1 company I work for (starts with a B, small to mid-size national). Another smaller company I work for takes 2 weeks to mail me a check, told me they would mail it in 8, and I get it 3 days after it is mailed. The third I will name because they get a total thumb's up - Medtrans Unlimited. Invoice processed and in my mailbox within a week.
I totally agree...
I'm always amazed when I come to this board and see posts like hers. Is there some unwritten rule amongst MTs that when you have a concern about your work load, you don't ask the people who would know (supervisors at the company) you come to MTStars instead to gripe and moan?

This makes no sense at all to me. If my work is low for more than a day, I email my supervisor and try to find out what's going on. Sometimes, they are not aware that there is a problem. Why is it that most of you have ABSOLUTELY NO loyalty to the company that you work for? Why come to this board to fuel rumors and/or start new ones. You work for Spheris. At least TRY to resolve the issue with them before coming to this board.

Management can only resolve issues that they are aware of. Always let your supervisor know what your problems or concerns are. They are the people who can DO something about it....not us.
I agree totally. While I usually appreciate
warnings about bad companies (though some have been made in anger, which I thoroughly understand), the owners coming to defend the company so hotly (especially with all the spelling errors-lol) make me think more than twice about working for such a place/person!!
I think that's what they mean, no? Otherwise, I totally agree. nm
Totally agree
That's what you get when the corporate mentality takes over...

I'm praying I can get out within the next 2years.

I totally agree
DSG pays me good, pay is always on time, management staff is AWESOME, work with me when I need off, etc., answers my emails, and I don't run out of work except maybe on the weekend, which is fine with me. I'm sorry some of you have had a bad experience with them, but some of us have a very good relationship with them.

And no, before I'm accused, I am not management.
I totally agree with you....
I love my job. I, too, have been doing this for 20+ years and have done everything from speech therapy to neurosurgery. I think that the more varied your skills, the better chance you have of liking what you do... that and the fact that no 2 days are ever the same....
I totally agree.
I hired on with Precyse a couple of months ago and have had an excellent experience so far. The company is overall great. The communication is above and beyond what I had expected.
I totally agree
Each time I tell someone I do MT at home, all they hear is at home and they say I am so lucky to be able to stay home. Then they ask me if they could get a job like mine. It really irritates me that those not in the know think being a MT, whether at home or in-house, is easy. I usually tell them that yes it is nice to work at home, but in most cases your hours are not regular, the work fluctuates, and you may or may not have benefits. I also tell them that if all they see to this profession is being at home, then stay where they are because it is just those kinds of people who bring this profession to its knees--or to India.
I totally agree.
totally agree
I lasted 2 weeks too.
My kids are 10, 9, and 7 and they have NOOOOO ZIP ZERO concept of money and what it means. I keep trying to teach them and I am having NO LUCK. The schools are not teaching them. They open school stores without making sure the children FULLY understand. Myself and other parents have had money stolen out of our wallets by our kids who do not seem to know the difference between a 50 and a 5. Now do you think these adults running the store even think twice when a 1st grader hands them a 50?? NOPE they think oooh good money and tell these kids how much QUARTER MACHINE JUNK they can get for a 50. OMG sorry SOAP BOX LOL!!
I totally agree
It's All Your Fault struck a nerve with me when I read this last night, but I though maybe I was tired and cranky, so I didn't respond. I do not feel like less of a professional for working at home, nor do I work just to supplement DHs income.

I have only been working since November of last year, so maybe it is not even my place to say anything, but I work my tailbone off and am proud of the work I do. I work two jobs and sometimes, even though my fingers hurt and I just want to go to sleep, I keep on until early morning hours just to make sure the work is in on time and of great quality.
I totally agree with........
hat one!  I also hated that company!  They were extremely rude, after hiring, in their feedbacl and also just generally the way they made you feel ridiculous for even asking questions about the accounts, or anything else, for that matter.
I totally agree
I have worked with Deb for several years now. I first met her when she was an Editor with another company. When I found out that she had started her own business I contacted her and inquired about a job. She was very upfront with me about her program and pay (I was hired as an MT not intern, which are not paid). Deb is the most wonderful, patient person that I know. She goes out of her way to help her MTs and interns. She is NEVER condescending to them in any way. She gives reasons and/or examples for her corrections so that the intern knows why they were corrected and can learn from their mistakes. As with most companies, an accuracy of 98% is expected, and this intern will find that out as she proceeds to test with other companies. She will also find out that they are not as relaxed and easygoing as Deb is.

As far as pay, Deb has ALWAYS paid me according to our contract and it always been on time. If I didnít have children to support, I would work for Deb no matter what the pay. She is one of the most wonderful, honest people I have met. Keep up the good work Deb !!

Agree totally and
if you do not do your share of ESL then the good MTs get stuck doing them all and not making the $$ you or they would make if they were only doing clear speaking dictation. So be fair, do unto others as you would have for yourself! I really resent all the ESL dumped in my queue simply because I can do it.
Yea for you totally agree

I have been paying business rates for over 15 years, you are doing a business so should be paying business rates.  If you are using it as a business deduction it should be a Business expense.  Perhaps then they will lower the business rate.



I totally agree

message well put.

Did QA for them and totally agree
You are so right. Agree with you totally.
I totally agree.
The pay is not great but it is a great place to work.
I agree totally but there are

too many people who still believe they are the corp are actually doing THEM a favor by ALLOWING  them work from home (as opposed to the reality of drastically, drastically reduced overhead for the corp) that they will take just about any slap in the face as long as they can sit on their behinds at home. You see repeatedly I want to stay home with little jonnie and little billie. I want to work when I feel like it. I don't to work weekends.


I totally agree
with you! I have already begun thinking about it. What is sad is that our company is advertising for MTs and specifically states no offshore applicants. There is only so much that can stay the same once a new company takes over and does what it wants.
I totally agree
with me. The new guy running the show openly came out and said that there could be those in management let go. I would not lull yourself in to a false sense of security.
I totally agree!
They definitely should have made us all aware the minute they found out about it. I'm in the middle of buying a house, and the last thing I need is someone getting my SS # and going crazy with it and completely ruining my credit. I quit SPI a month ago and thought I would have have to deal with them again, and then last week this letter pops shows up in my mailbox. I am watching my credit like a hawk now.
I totally agree
Hand-holders quite frankly are not welcome anywhere. If you need hand-holding, please do yourself and others a favor and work inhouse somewhere
This will also save us hopefully a bunch of time testing for these companies that pay junk!!!!!
totally agree with ya
I love Transcend!!
Totally agree
Same for all the immaturity elsewhere on this board.
totally agree
If you have typed for any amount of time, you would agree that editing is the way to go. My hands are so much happier! Yes, there are certain dictators that make it more work than it is worth, but they seem few and far between. I am much happier at the end of the day! :D
You said it just right...I totally agree
I totally agree!
I will never waste my time taking a test that will take me at least 2 hours and they are only going to pay me 7 cents per line and I have over 5+ years' experience. I do not even bother to respond to their reply. You can see why these companies are constantly hiring over and over again because nobody is stupid enough unless they are so desperate for money to accept a position for that low of pay. I keep asking myself every day is this really the type of job for me. I honestly think I need to get a job in a hospital and make real money and be treated like a decent employee!!!
I totally agree with you; however, if you consider

accounts and make just as much as a company, then what you are proposing is a mute issue.  There are MTs that charge 16 cpl and some charge 10 cpl to do the same type of work.  When I worked on-site, someone starting out new to the hospital made just as much as me or even more even though I had been there for 10 plus years. 

This profession has many variables.  This profession depends on what the facilities and/or clients are willing to pay for our services.  If this profession went hourly rate, then you would have low producers, which is not fair. 

I agree to boycott the low paying MTSOs, but there will always be someone who is willing to work for that wage even if that's to gain experience. 

I also believe that just because you have 10 years of experience that does not make you worth more money so to speak.  You still will need to prove yourself in ths profession. 

I have been very fortunate, so I am able to say no to low-paying jobs since I have my own accounts, but I know that is not for everyone. 

Please consider these factors any and everyone getting into this profession in this day and age. 

Totally agree!
I ask for the line rate up front to save time for both of us, although they rarely, if ever give it! i try to find those few that actually post their line rate. It should be mandatory!
Totally agree with you there!....sm
Totally agree;  I so hated what was going on there (and what was not going on there in terms of communication, truth, productive working conditions, etc.), that I accepted a bit less for a wonderful MTSO who has bent over backward for me, been so kind, great QA, great tech, always someone to speak to personally, great platform, etc.  I had gotten hired for Tier 3, making 11 cpl plus incentives, bennies....everything except happiness, peace of mind, on-the-job respect and esteem....oh well, if things were different, but since all the upheaval early this Summer, I don't see it happening yet.  
Totally agree. nm
I totally agree.....
I switched from MQ to Axololtl and it was the best move I ever made.  My only regret is that I didn't do it a lot sooner.  It is a great company to work for, and I can honestly say I'm proud to be one of their employees!
agree totally
Stopped posting/playing the game a long time ago- those who wait to swoop down and correct any little thing they can find is a sad petty game that must make them feel like they have some power over others. Many times I have numerous keyboards/computers going at once but only one right in front of me to do the typing where it counts.
I totally agree with you.
Unfortunately, a lot of recruiters have these types of attitudes, and I hate to see it. A lot of recruiters need to work on their applicant/employee relation skills. It is really too bad.
totally agree
I totally agree also.
Is the company willing to give you access to their financial records so you can decide if they are a solvent company? Or see if they pay MTs in Inida? I think not. It is a two-way street, my friends.
I totally agree

If you know this person, you also know that she most definitely WILL land on her feet.  She is one of the nicest, kindest, most intelligent, dedicated and caring people that I know.

Someone here mentioned loyalty, and she was 200% dedicated to OTI for the years she was there, so that's why so many of us were so shocked when this news was sent out yesterday.

I'm still trying to wrap my mind around this.  I won't post on their company board for obvious reasons, but if she lands at another company and is need of another good transcriptionist, tell her to contact me through THIS board.  My loyalty is to her, not to them.  Not after this.

I totally agree with you, very
WELL said, couldn't have said it better.  Happy to know there are others with the same opinions.  If anyone is in this business to make a million, you'd might as well get into another profession.  There are those of us who make decent $$ (0.085 also), and actually ENJOY our job!  If whining is all you wanna do, then develop a complaint board.  Otherwise, get a life, and let the rest of us get on with ours!!!!  
Well Said!!!! Totally Agree! n/m
Totally agree
UGH...  My previous post is subject to misinterpretation.  It was not meant to imply always having a cheery attitude and not using caution.  My basic philosophy with regard to MT work is to expect the best, HOWEVER.....be careful, as predators are plentiful and always there to take advantage of anyone who will allow it.
Totally agree!!!

I don't care what anyone says; this company is still #1 to me.  Everyone runs into situations no matter what.  They are being very fair about it, not surprising as they are always fair and always right there to compensate us when inconveniencing issues arise.  While it is difficult not knowing what the situation is, it is not fair to pass any sort of judgement or speculate anything about this company.  Are they still the perfect company ....absolutely, still in my book.  I guess they are allowed to make a mistake every now and the....Just my personal opinion.