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Indian MTs also pay much less to take the test than Americans do. nm

Posted By: deb on 2007-04-22
In Reply to: Outraged! - ktdid


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Americans edit Indian work, never Indians
I was asked to sign something that said I would not tell that I edited Indian work. I would not sign that. Indians cannot edit Indian work.
Americans have to do it.
Focus is Indian run and you'll be editing Indian
work, so seriously doubt you'll make a bunch of $$ on editing.  99% of the MTs love KS.  If you'll just scroll down the page you'll see dozens of posts about them. 
Agree with you wholeheartedly. Need to start making Senior Citizens and Boomers aware. Go to AARP and scream about it. We need to find out the best way to make Seniors aware of all the facts, especially in places like FL - they have a huge voting block. Any suggestions on ways to do this, ways that we can all help?????
Americans are bad too
Here is the problem. If American MTs were perfect there would be no competition. I've edited Indians and Americans and some Americans are great!!! But some are just as bad as Indians.
So why shouldn't the MTSO outsource, pay an Editor to clean the mess and keep the change. I don't agree with it but that's the way it is. I think it's horrible. The pay should be better for the good Americans, that's all.
Usually a spelling test, a punctuation test, and maybe 3-6 test files to do. Sometimes done using
Any MT Companies that have only Americans?
Any companies in the US that hire and keep their American workers and do not outsource to India?  How about Spheris?  Anything?
not sure of the exact # but there are more Indians than Americans
It is a violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act
to ask any health or disability-related questions (including to see your medical records) until a definite, firm offer has been MADE. If this occurring, I would recommend the person it is happening to call any disability rights lawyer, who would take it in a heartbeat.
I think you are right, but if us Americans jumped ship as soon as
it gets rocky, they would sink, but we hang on and on and wait for it to get better and then it doe not!
Probably not - I believe they are Indian run or Indian based company. nm
Go to their Indian website or other Indian websites
I have heard that some savvy Americans are moving
If Americans are a little thin-skinned and anxious right now, (sm)
it's certainly not without good reason! All of us, either directly or indirectly, have been affected by offshoring of ALL American work.
I am American. Are you helping Americans get jobs? nm
Americans have been working in Saudi Arabia
for a very very long time. Where you been?

you would live in a security compound with all Americans around you...sm
not in the Arabian desert on a camel!

Read the manual!

American, yes I guess we still count southern as Americans
Just to let you know, doing grammar or spelling policing here can get you tossed off. Not being ugly, just knowing.
Focus Infomatics uses Indians to edit Americans' work
They do make mistakes. But if you point it out to them, at least they are willing to learn, they don't get all huffy like Americans do, and the Americans should have better grammar, etc. in the first place!
Toyota factories are in the U.S. and hire a large % of americans, my sibling works in ...sm
motor assembly division, and has never worked for a more respecting, generous and thoughtful company. Anyone who thinks buying a Toyota makes them guilty of buying a foreign made car, this is certainly not true now days!  They are right here in the US and have one of the most dependable, long-lasting vehicle on the road. I think your analogy was a little off-base with all due respect.  Have a good day!
By chance, are these people calling "non-Americans" I worked for a company
who shall remain nameless but their supervisors were in India and would IM me constantly to do a STAT. Even though, I would try tellin them I was not working that day or that I was going somewhere. They continued to ask. It was bizarre. I kept think, what part of English DONT you understand..NO..I thought meant the same everywhere. They are just the only poeple I have dealt with that just doesnt comprehend rejection of any sort, but that's just me.
I took a test for a company and my foot pedal would work with the test and I had keep going back
over the dictation time and again to get all the words because I couldnt stop and start it by the foot pedal.  What can I do about this.
Just took the test myself. No actual dictation to transcribe. Just a written test.
For 13 cpl, I might do it if the dictators aren't a total horror.
I just took the test today - thought it was a great test of MT skills.
There is no written test. Must have been a different company. I took their ortho test sm
and it was easy. You had to know your terminology but it was easy to understand AND I used my foot pedal.
Is the test through mttest.com a timed test? Thanks. nm

Indian ran?
They ARE Indian!!!
If you want to take a chance and not believe what you read, you will see for yourself that they are ALL Indian RUN!!!! Some people are so hardheaded....they are a horrible company and Bobbi is a real MEAN person to deal with as well....NO WAY FOR FOCUS!!!
CMT for Indian MTs
As an Editor who worked an account for several years transcribed 100% by an Indian company, I am surprised to hear they are able to pass the CMT certification exam. Their transcription was comical at best and sheer nonsense at worst.
HIS has been Indian since day one.
It has not one whit to do with AAMT.  This company tried to recruit me years ago when they were first started and they were Indian then and still have their heavy ties.  You lost your jobs because Manor Care will not be deep pockets to a dying entity any longer and can't even sell the damned thing!!  Blaming AAMT is easy.  I think the letter you got may have been from the executive director and not the President.  Each of us, has to take responsibility for the choices we make with employment and having been through a lay off with HIS I had to blame myself ultimately for making a choice to be lied to and believe it because it suited me at the time.  Offshoring is over 15 years in existence and I guess here to stay so the next time you make an employment choice be sure you pick a company that does not offshore .. in the meantime, put the blame where is squarely belongs at your own doorstep and not AAMT.
...that should be Indian MTs. nm
Indian MTs
There are always exceptions.  I emailed often with one of the Indian MTs at one time.  His English was probably better than my own.  I think he was starting up his own transcription company and he was kind enough to ask me to work for him. (I was already working, but I considered it nice of him to ask).  Really, I do think he was the exception, he was a great fellow.  He was supporting his mom, his father had just passed away.  Now he has gotten married.  I do not exchange emails with him anymore but, if there were others like him, they would do pretty good.  I do not really think that there are others like him though.  Honestly, my primary account probably has 80% of his nationality.  Wish they could type those. 
Didn't you know this board is run by Indians??
I wonder what they pay the Indian MTs? ..sm
I guess it is now equal, we are paid the same as the Indian.
did you mean by chance Indian
So is that why the new US MT supervisor is Indian?
I was doing some research on Indian
MT companies and from what I can tell probably all work is done in India.  They do hire U.S. editors, or at least they used to.  
So, are your editors Indian?
I highly doubt it.
Indian company (nm)
That is correct! I don't! Obviously if you can tell they are Indian....
indian company
i bet it's an Indian company
Sounds like an Indian to me...nm
They are not an Indian company - they are in NY
but they were offshoring A LOT of their transcription work. In fact, they lost quite a few clients about a year ago because the quality of the transcripts was just AWFUL!
Indian and Philippine.
I don't know name of company, but there is an Indian
company with at least a store front in MA.  Tech people could possibly be in MA, but are probably in India. 
You mean they are hiring US MTs. Wonder why. They are almost 100% Indian. nm
All of the Indian MT work I have
proofread is full of errors. I guess there are exceptions out there.
Says they also use Indian MTs on their website. nm
Lartech is in TX but I think is mainly Indian run.
and very much slave labor pay.
They are Indian owned
Do a search on the Company Board. Many negatives and they are based on India. Can they even post job ads on this board?
Do you mean apart from them buying 2 Indian co's