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I used to work for a company that offshores -doesn't mean I do now (sm)

Posted By: And your point is? on 2006-02-27
In Reply to: I find that interesting as the CEO - BewilderMT

Do I sense some some sour grapes here? 

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Will never work for a company who offshores
And I bet I won't have to eat my words.
I work for an all-US company and refuse to work for one that offshores. Best of luck to you. nm
Superior offshores, Pro doesn't have a good

reputation.  I can't see anything good coming out of it. 

That doesn't mean I have to work for a company
who chooses to send things out of country. I feel no need to suck it up and take it.
Work for a company that doesn't offshore

My company doesn't pay for ANY holdays if you don't work
Have 4 accounts and no work. SR doesn't pay enough. Like the company, but..
Work for a company that doesn't offshore. Support US MTs.
If you're that upset about it, do what I did and work for a company that doesn't outsource
I know a company that takes work off edit and doesn't pass
when a company offshores - sm
they tend to send most of the work offshore because the company makes more money for their pockets. They use the American side just for the minimum amount of work necessary for the client and also to "offset" the client figuring out a lot of times that it is being offshored. Diskriter does this also. they will use both American and Indian and charge the client the same rate and hope that the client doesn't catch on.
Any company that offshores, lies about it like they did and then
gets caught is an unethical company.  I don't care if they pay better, no ESL, etc.   If you want to work for a company like that more power to you.     My ethics won't let me work for a company like that. 
Just found out my company offshores,
Every company I've had contact me offshores
and all that is left is the garbage, even had one company let slip that they sent the good stuff to India.
Cymed offshores work and their pay isn't great.

I have 20 years' experience, can do the most difficult of ESL and they offered me 8 cpl and if I did 20,000 lines then 8.5 cpl.

Many posts in archives about TRS and how difficult it is to get lines and their formula takes a rocket scientist to figure out.  They are also looking into offshoring to Trinidad, also supported by Cymed.

Transolutions - lots of negatives in the archives, not sure I have ever seen anything positive.

Don't know about Silent Type, but read the archives.



Don't work for a service who offshores. Let them find someone else
Focus offshores 80% of their work to India. And I heard they are headed
Well that doesn't say much about the company
You've been there 4 months and have 5 accounts already?????  That tells people that they run out of work consistently otherwise you would be working on 1 account and have a backup, maybe 2.  I've been there years and didn't even get my secondary account for almost 6 months because the work was so heavy on my primary account.  Things have changed.  The turnaround is so great they have to continually overhire.  The only thing I have to say is think about why you were hired at 10 cpl.  You're training the VR that is going to be cutting that 10 cpl to 5.5 cpl. If you're happy earning 5.5 cpl doing FULL editing that's great.  Maybe you weren't there when the CEO was saying that the people who do really well on editing are not high producers in typing and vice versa.  Those who have a hard time doubling their lines in editing are the ones producing 350-400 lines an hour in typing. There's no way they can make 700 lines per hour doing FULL editing.  So if you're doing great in editing, you're not that great in typing...you're average.  If you're a high producer in typing, let's see how happy you'll be when making 5.5 cpl for producing the same amount of work.
This company doesn't try either
They have not responded to their employees directly ... instead they put their comments anonymously on this board.
Best pay, doesn't always mean the best company. sm
You could make $0.18 cpl doing ESLs all day long and run out of work. That being said, how much would you make really if you can't do ESLs or there is no work available.

Everyone is looking for something different in a company. My suggestion is to write down what it is you are looking for, line rate, steady work flow, schedule, pay periods, etc and seek it out.

Good luck to you.
A company that doesn't ...sm
test? CMT, 16 years experience including transcriptionist, QA, supervisor/trainer. Tired of all the companies that use mttest before they will even talk to you which takes up my time - only to find they don't pay very well! Are there any companies that wave the testing if you have the experience and great references?
Just because one company does it doesn't
mean they all do.  I worked for KS and I know that the work fluctuated and there were days without work.  It still reflects very poorly on you to say such a thing.  I don't know whether it is true or not, but without knowing every detail from both sides you aren't qualified to suggest that something she has done has caused her a lack of work.  
another company doesn't pay

CC Transcription, out of Florida.  First, when it is time to pay, she says O sorry, it will be 4 weeks before first check.  (I quit right then but another girl did not) So, okay it 4 weeks and time to pay and she says, So sorry, my computer crashed and all the information to do direct deposits is in there, I will have to mail you a check.  Well okay, so mail the darned thing.  WOW!  It came a week later and guess WHAT?????   IT BOUNCED LIKE A A BASKETBALL OFF THE 95TH FLOOR!  But, here's the best one.....now her appendix ruptured and she has been in the hospital!  I must be nuts because I and positive she was not in the hospital when she wrote those checks.  Is there some new thing about checks not being good for 2 weeks to wait and see if your going to get sick first?  Is that a bank insurance thing I can take out?  hhhmmm

She advertises here on mtstars and also on mtjobs, so BEWARE of this lady, it is also Joyce Transcription!  She didn't get me NEAR as bad as the other gal, and we are the only to who communicate, so how many more are out there????

Would think whatever is FT production for that company. PT doesn't
MBS a company that doesn't care about their MTs
This company doesn't care about their MTs and the owner or the president is very proud to post her picture in her company's website. Check the link and beware of this very deceptive company. I don't want to waste my time running after them, just want to caution all the MTs out there who are trying to earn a living, they might commit a mistake dealing with this company.
If a company doesn't pay, is there anything one can do to collect?
Trouble again
This company's name doesn't start with a "K", but......
sorry you had the same experience with another company. It stinks when you are told you have failed a test but aren't given any further details.
It doesn't matter. IF the company wants
people on site to train, that is their right to insist. There is a MTSO that has been mentioend on here, don't remember the name, that requires new employees to come to them for training.
I'm looking for a company that doesn't require a schedule......
I know - does that even exist anymore? I currently work when I want, just comitting to certain number of lines in a pay period. Are there any companies that allow us to do that anymore? I'm thinking it's time for a change.
Isn't Cymed a company that also doesn't pay for spaces? nm
My company doesn't evade tax laws. They don't have
state tax.    I didn't have a question and my DH and I have a very solid marriage and aren't going to split.  You  sound bitter. 
My company doesn't even have a list of what they expect

What drives me nuts is a company that doesn't even have a list of what they expect and with 8 different QA people going over the report, it's just the luck of the draw.  I have had two  of the same operative reports by the same dictator who uses basically the same language.  Easy to type, right.  Change a word here or there and send it.  Had two different QA people.  One report was 100%, the other 89%.  One changed all the punctuation, the other didn't change a thing.  One didn't like where I set up paragraphs.  One gave errors because what I thought was um QA took as a and gave me an error for omitting “a” from the sentence when the dictator never dictates a complete sentence in the first place.  We are told to type verbatim.  So what is the difference between “Patient received bolus of” and “Patient received “a” bolus of”  Of course management sides with QA so no way to complain.  If they were consistent, there would be less people dreading QA and it would truly be a teaching tool, not a power play by QA to show us lowly MTs that they are better than we are and justify their own jobs. 


Clever way to give-up a company name that doesn't

Is there any company that doesn't have high ESL now days? nm
That doesn't mean it's not a problem account for the company (sm)
It's sometimes in the company's best interests to let an account go if they're too demanding or whatever. Hardly reason to start a panic like they're losing accounts.
This good Christian company doesn't pay their MTs. nm
What company offers this? Doesn't sound famililar. nm
Jeannal, here is some advice - it doesn't matter which company
you go with if they have good insurance. If you are basically looking for great insurance, then go with the company that has the best insurance for you. Bottom line. It doesn't matter what kind of work you get, what kind of jobs you get, as long as you make the minimum line count and you are only concerned about insurance, then go with that company that offers the best. It might not be Diskriter, it might not be Spheris, it might not be Medquist - or on the other hand, it might be all three. It's up to you - if insurance is a big issue and work is not, then go with the company that offers good insurance only. The rest will fall into place
In case this company doesn't see this post, email them and tell them
It doesn't matter one whip which company she works/ed for...sm
It's all about experience and a POSITIVE ATTITUDE, which seems sorely lacking - evidenced by the ongoing bashes on this subject.

On top of that, one company is NOT a good fit for all - therefore, you may have to try and try again before you can find the right fit.

She is totally correct about years of experience. You don't start out riding a bike on the first day, and the same is totally true about MT-ing or any other career. So, buckle down, start learning and use every tool that is at hand for futuristic possibilities of better money.

But if you choose to go to work for TT, please refrain from returning here and complaining that you're not making the same kind of money. The dollar-making ability differs from MT to MT. Some of us have and some of us don't.
Could anyone recommend a company that is fair and doesn't show favoritism?
thank you in advance
Focus doesn't offshore to India, they are an Indian company
that offshores to the U.S.  They have an office front in MA, I think.  
Archives doesn't mean it is old info necessarily. If you'll go to the main company page, typ
JLG in the search box, make sure the MTStars circle is checked and click on search you'll find lots of current information.  This is considered archived information but there are posts are recently as last week there.  
I'm another MT who doesn't run out of work, never have. sm
Except of course around the holidays and a few summer weeks, I'm nearly always busy with actually more work on my accounts than I can possibly volunteer for. Lots of OT. I think the overhiring was true for a brief period last summer, but now things seem to be pretty well-balanced. LOTS of work, good managers, good equipment, nice people.
Doesn't work
This is the one I used, in addition to others listed on the website. I receive a MAILER-DAEMON failure notice on all of them ----- strange.
Vonage, but I know it doesn't work well everywhere (nm)
VOIP doesn't work with it.
I was specifically told, when I went to work for them, that Vonage, Skype, and other VoIP systems do not work with the dial-in dictation systems because of signal degradation and depending on the carrier, the tones the system needed to hear were different.

I don't know if that is still the case, but prepare yourself in case it is.
Doesn't escription work better than
what the Q has? People post their ASR funnies, and they are unbelievable. I think escription works better, but that's just through the grapevine.
Doesn't sound like the Transtech I work for...NM
Yes, they have several ER accounts...the one I work on doesn't have any ESLs (sm)
but I'm sure some of them may have an ESL here or there.  I started there in September after being with Medquist for 8 years. So far, so good.  They have been very accommodating and the office staff couldn't be nicer.  Good luck!
I think this is the same person who complained about this before and she doesn't even work there