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I wasn't aware of it either but I read a post on here

Posted By: Sissy on 2009-05-02
In Reply to: I wasn't aware - AnudderMT

that Acusis had cut the editor's pay by 3 cpl and they wouldn't doubt that the MTs are next. I have been doing VR and it pays only about 65% of your current line rate. They say you get lines faster but I am not finding if faster at all.

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I wasn't aware
I wasn't aware that there was a pay cut, although I've only been there a year. I know there are some accounts going to VR, which apparently by definition pays less per line (I've not done it yet). I know that every time they switch platforms, I seem to struggle to make my line count (about 920), which is coming as a bit of a shock to me, as I used to be able to push out 2500 lines a day, albeit actual counted lines instead of the calculated lines everyone does now. If I sit chained to my desk day and night, it only will get me at most 1400 lines. Apparently they do have levels of account, so perhaps people getting bumped to the easier, non-ESL, limited formatting accounts are being made to take the pay cut to the rate paid for the lower tiered accounts.
I wasn't aware that Medware was trying to hide their
involvement in India with Medware India. This is actually a very good program, just like the one Transcription Relief Services has going on.

Neither of these companies sneak around and hide the fact that they offshore and both companies still actively hire US MTs and editors.

I am very happy with my editing job at Medware and having the opportunity to work with some really great professionals in this industry.

If you would rather work for a company who offshores and then lies to their employees and clients about it, then go for it. To me that is a very unstable situation to be in.

Sending work offshore is a fact of life, the way a company goes about it is what makes the difference.
maybe administrator read it wrong and thought it was bad - but I wasn't saying
anything bad. Just an observation and just a vent. Maybe it belonged on the Gab board. Siiiiggghhh
OMG PEOPLE... it wasn't the hearing.. you have to read the thread
It was the looking into medical records to see if you would be costing them too much insurance.

This post wasn't from CW either. This was from me.

Just as you have never understood why people would come here and talk about their problems with Transcend, I simply cannot understand why the posts bother you SO much.  You like working there, we get it. Others don't.  Why is your voice any more important than ours?  How fair is it that you think you can stop every single post where people have had problems just because YOU don't want to hear them?  Obviously from the outworking of events yesterday, what I said on the Forum was true.  You guys wanted details all along, so you got them.  None of it was refuted by the company, instead it simply "vanished." When I had said that my emails were burning up with people writing me with words of support and thanks, you should have seen it AFTER they removed the post.  There were just as many people appalled by that as there were the content of my post.  You may think I'm in the minority, but you would be wrong. As wrong as you were about CW all along.


Your post wasn't that bad, but . . .
From what I've seen on here, if the moderator gives anyone an inch, someone else is HIGHLY likely to take 10,000 miles. Some people don't need much encouragement to go to the extremes with it, as in the 2 really foul-mouthed posts that got deleted yesterday. Maybe zero-tolerance is the only way they feel they can handle that. IMHO
Let's just hope her post wasn't a
Your post wasn't positive...
by any means.  And how do we know this was a 'respected MDI liaison?'  This is an anonymous board, so do not act as if you know who is posting here.  You have no idea... just like the rest of us.
Testing, wasn't able to post on Main Board. nm
Read Spherson's post below, who admits, in the post, they do pay it.
I read your post. What do you want me to re-read?
and it seems those are your posts, too, so things just didn't add up and seemed inconsistent. If a place dropped me down to p.r.n. at 7 cpl or whatever and I already had another job where I could get 1000-1500 lines, I wouldn't give the first place a second thought so just couldn't figure out why anyone else would.
DUH, read my post again

It has not happened to me, nope.  Also, I don't know of anyone that it has happened to.  We have a forum that we can post on and no one has said anything of the sort on it.  Why is that?  Why would you come on here and post instead of on our forum if there is a problem?  I have seen other issues brought up on the forum and have not ever seen them called emotional. 

Also, if I was an MT that has been there for years and found that I wasn't getting paid what a newbie was with the same experience or less, and I knew I had been making my line count and been a good employee, I would say something.  I would demand a raise.  If I didn't get what I was worth, I would find a new job that would pay me what I was worth.  As a matter of fact, this is exactly what I did.  I have plenty of experience and was not getting paid well.  So, I asked for raise and was told they couldn't give me one.  So, I left and found a better paying job.  I didn't stick around to become a complainer.  I mean, who else is going to take care of you if you don't?  Whose responsibility is it to make sure you are getting paid well or treated well? 

Did you even really read my post? sm

Gosh oh gee.  I said, nurses are making more money not less, like MTs.  That is ALL I said. How in the WORLD you got all that out of my short post I will never know but it is sure being blown out of proportion. I have the greatest respect for nurses.  Stop trying to put words in my mouth, please.

Thanks, I did read Not Me's post....s/m

and I responded there too.....with a different name is all...

it takes great minds to think alike....and we cannot convince the entire world.....but we can make change in our own little groups in our families and friends and hopefully everyone will pass around the good stuff!  The love and compassion....

I think you need to re-read my post.

I think you need to re-read my post.  I said they were TRIVIAL.  I didn't say that I did not CARE.  I didn't say that I sent out terrible reports to make my work go to India.  How do you suppose when there is more than one way to do something you chose the right way depending on what person is checking work?

I have read your post and all the
others down the page and I agree with you completely. I left a company last year because the QA person just would not let anything I did alone when it came to punctuation. You are correct when you say that punctuation is a style issue and except in cases where it would change the meaning of a sentence, it should be left up to the MT to use as she thinks/knows is correct. I am now with a company who uses this policy. When I was on direct QA for a new account, my QA person did sometimes change punctuation, but this only reflected her own style preference. She made sure to tell me that this did not count against me and that my style was also correct. If I were you and they keep this up, I would look elsewhere to preserve my sanity.
No, not in QA (if you would read my post below)
the one that begins, no, no, what I meant was if your work is accurate and doesn't require much QA.  I don't know the percentage of accuracy; I don't remember, but it is a bonus for the MT's, not the QA people.  I have no idea if they get bonuses, nor do I care.
I don't think you read that in a post
Why would they mess up a good thing? I think you are mistaken.
Read the post
Read the post on the main board, I think it was a couple days ago, labeled the downward spiral of the medical transcriptionist, again this proves everything written is true and happening on a daily basis.
I should have read your post first sm
because I said almost the same thing in mine.  Sorry!
What post did you read?
She asked where the good dictators went, and the reply was that off-shore MTs were sent the good dictators.

What a way to punish the good dictators. Now they get crap back for no reason, unless some poor American is assigned to clean up the mess.
maybe you should read my post again...
I have 2 (two) IC jobs and they do me just fine--I mean $4000 take home fine. CHEERS!
I read your post and just for fun,
sent a mexican rice recipe to that address that you send the sample dictation. I got that same job offer e-mail afterwards. It's all automated, all a scam. I went on live chat and pointed this out, and they disconnected the chat after a short while. Oh well, I feel good knowing the time they wasted on me they weren't taking anyone's money (mine or someone else's).
Did you clearly read my post?
There IS another company involved even though you are told there isn't and i just found this out recently after working for FN for a few years
Well, since this is the first post I have read
including the archives with that information I am just going to continue to look forward to the position. If there is not enough work, I will go back to the recruiter and work with her. THey are hiring from what I understand because they are growing, not for turnaround, so I am not goign to assume there is no work. I will not worry, and I suggest that you do not worry until after there is no work, and after the supervisor cannot give answers. We should know pretty soon which is true. For me, I heard the place is a good one, and I have more reason to believe that at this time.
Read my post, it says- over 20
and no I am not that person you speak of- my pay is less than that - but with my speed it is possible to make OVER 20 an hour and I do not have to work full so my salary very satisfactory to me.
Read the OP's post on p.2. How can sm
you say they're not up to something?  What they are doing is farming out the work to this J & J transcription company and really who knows if there are other companies they send work to. 
I had to read my post again to see
what I wrote as no one who posted a reply even addressed my query.

I sure didn't need any reinforcement as to how crummy this line of work is.
did you not read her post.? She said sm
we need people who are willing to do what it takes to get the work done when it needs to be done. this is what the profession is and always has been. Its just been the last 10 or so years that the real primadonnas the ones without years of experience coming out of these limited schools are demanding all these bankers hours, greater pay than warrants for their experience, etc. etc. It has run this business into the ground.

I am repeating myself for the umpteenth time, but those who have been doing this for years know what it takes to be in this business and it is willingness to work when needed. This is not and never will be a 9-5 job only, a day job only, etc. etc. If you can find a job like that I hope you do but you will get limited experience. The ones that are working all these shifts and willing to do what it takes are getting the experience and they will have jobs. Its not a hopeful situation for alot of us who are willing to work where and when the work is there.
Read my post again
I realize you want to defend them and they may have many positives but in *my* case, I was specifically called back to fill a position, immediately finished and passed all tests. Then the *position* mysteriously vanished.

They didn't even seem to realize how this looked to me (the candidate)... which was suspicious at worst and careless at best
BEST post I have ever read on here!
I am SO tired of seeing the managers tell day people to just flex to evening and nights,... So those of us on nights end up working ALL f#cking night to try and get in our hours. I gave up and I work into the DAY now, so I have their work stolen from THEM before THEY start their day. The managers and their JUST FLEX EVERYBODY policy is retarded. It's chaos!!! Now we're ALL running out of work, all of us have had our salaries slashed due to ISR our health benefits have doubled in cost... It's just rediculous. While they have conferences to tell us how well THEY are doing and what companies/ schools they purchased, while the rest of us are broke an dout of our minds from lack of time AWAY from the computer/work. Evil.
I would re-read your OWN post
if you want to see what a childish tantrum reads like...

NONE of the posters said they wouldn't work weekends; they are objecting to an EVERY weekend requirement.
Read my post ... SM
Again, for the millionth time: ALL OPINIONS ARE WELCOME ON THIS BOARD.

You WILL find opinions you do not agree with. If you see a particular poster, using the same moniker, that you do not share views with, be an adult and skip their posts. You will have to grow a thicker skin, be a little more proactive on what you read and don't, or simply just allow everyone to have their own perspectives.

You do NOT want me to moderate this board for niceness - trust me.

If you have a problem with a post, report it. I will review it to see if needs action. However, complaining on the board like this is not appropriate. Complaining about other posters' opinions will not necessary get you any where.

ALL OPINIONS ARE WELCOME. Having the few posting guidelines that we do, we strive to keep this as open for free expression as possible.


If you read my post, the explanation is all there!
If you bothered to read my post--
there were other problems as well. There were problems in all of their depts, not just QA. Let's just say that communication is not one of OSi's strong points. The company's overall attitude played a big part in my decision to leave. I also stated that there are some people who work there that are wonderful and I have no clue why they have not left yet.

I would like to know how you know what my attitude is? I am stating my experiences, you are the angry one. How would you "know" how I take my feedback, whether I blame people, etc, unless you are in the QA Dept? What's my opinion to you, anyway? What makes you such an "expert" of knowing people's attitudes over the years? So, what reason do you have for your panties in a twist? What's YOUR problem and why are you defending OSi so vigorously? You sure are taking this rather personally for someone who is not "involved".

I am not the only person who has had problems with OSi. Apparently there are a lot more out there after reading some of the other posts. We can't ALL be wrong about this company. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out if there is smoke, there is fire.
If you bothered to read my post
I agree with you dear
WEll the bottom line is if you don't want to hear anything that is posted here, then don't read it. It's as simple as that. It appears some people are complaining and posting about people who are posting. I have to laugh at that. Bottom line also, people are not happy at OSi and talking to a supervisor there is like talking to a wall. People are upset because we have a QA Manager who doesn't know anything and is not qualified to do her job and Management does not care. I think their opinion is "oh well, so that one quit, we will just hire another one". Do not ever believe you cannot be repaced. Unfortunately, people looking for jobs and are turned off by OSI. If anyone ever asked me a question about OSI i would be perfectly honest and state my feelings and then refer them to this board. After all this is a "company forum" that's what it is here for. I personally am not one sugar-coat anything unless it's the truth. I have to agree that most of the posts here are right on target. And that's why I am soon to be out of here too.
Guess I should have read this post first, huh ;-)

Can you be more specific as to what you need to know about a C-phone?  I'll help if I can

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE read the post threads - sm
throughout this board. they are a scam. DO NOT APPLY WITH THIS COMPANY. There have been articles in magazines and internet postings about this company. THEY ARE A SCAM!!!!!!!!!!!!
This is a new post on Sten-Tel....please read

I got one very good reedback on this company.  But the other posts were very strange indeed.  What in the world is a tranny company?  What is meant by own by different people and run differently?  So far, these are nothing more than insults to this company.  This does not explain who they are nor how they operate.  It doesn't even really say if they are a good or bad company to work for.  And besides, what is a tranny?????  Anyway, I just want to know if they are professional, what the pay is like, what the platform is like, etc etc etc......

I really would like more than just one response than the positive one I got, which by the way, was very reassuring.  Take care.

Re-read my post - that was my point! nm
Did you read the post you replied to at all?
Because they can even manipulate their count program not to count certain letters, data tags, etc. Of course it will not jive with a word count in Word that will count it all and fairly. Make sense?
As of now, 275 people have read the post!
I agree, read post below by not me...
you are definitely my kind of person...would like to talk further, somehow. take care.
not me.
If you weren't looking for the job why'd you read it and post?
Inquiring minds want to know.
Please read my above post to ?PFFF
I am just a lowly and I do mean lowly MT who has suffered like everyone else, wrong company, have my paycheck cut constantly, 90% ESLs when any fool would know they might, and I say might be having their dictators manipulated. I have 17 years experience and probably can stand toe to toe with any hard luck story on this board with my experience with nationals.

I am making money at Keystrokes. I am single and no second pay check, and when my paycheck gets cut in half be it VR and have it lowered because they in their infinite wisdow decided to grade the hospitals for MT pay and you get cut $250. a paycheck when you were not being over paid to begin with, then I think my opinion matters. I am making money with Keystrokes after over 5 years of getting experience with other nationals.

That is all we do on this board is share our experiences. If my experince can help you, take it, if not then don't. I have been so desperate at times in this profession had I been younger I would have left it.

there are other companies out there that I am sure are as honest as Keystroke, it is just you can't just keep trying them all, that is what I was doing and making less and less, sometimes with the same company.

If we all stick together and share honest experiences maybe things will change. I can pay my rent now, have some left over and am going to be able to afford to move in a couple of months. That speaks for itself.
Kentucky MT - I'm not sure I read the post
correctly. Are you saying that you would get upset if the hospital you were working for sent out the BAD work??? If so, I differ with you big time. I work for a hospital and the first thing we do is send out the crappy dictators. The outsource company is paid way more than our transcriptionists are and therefore, should be able to handle the crappy doctors AND do QA. We, of course, send out other work, but first and foremost go the worst of the worst dictators.

I'm not sure if I read your post correctly, so I was just curious
Re: Van Belkum..ny post should read:
The hospital I work for uses their software for our transcriptionists. Sorry, but it is late and my fingers are tired. LOL.
Maybe you ought to read my post a little slower
I had several e mails with Keystrokes and was PROMISED a phone call. One thing I neglected to mention in my OP is that they stated late last night that they HAD called me, with no answer. My phone NEVER rang Monday OR Tuesday. I have caller ID, nothing there either. I checked my telephone calls online, nothing there either. They did not call and they do not get a second chance with me.
Go back and read her post!
I'm not real sure what else there is to let people in on.
I think you read her post wrong. NM
Just read through some of the post and you can pretty much see. Quite a few actually. nm