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Kudos for trying, QA, but you can't reason with these people

Posted By: Mass hysteria, like Chicken Little on 2009-04-22
In Reply to: Line pay is a LOT more than hourly pay - QA

I'm with a few other posters, good riddance to them. They mock all reason and logic, and instead stick firmly to their narrow-minded beliefs.

I've given up. Let 'em go. TT is undoubtedly better off without the lot of them.

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Reason being a lot of MQ people went to TT sm
What did everyone expect? I almost went with them, but I hung in there and from the sounds of things, I'm glad I did :)
Might be for same reason the MQ people sued -
Line counts!!!!!!!!   Do you ever verify yours against another program?  What  about the reports typed but not credited for. 
The reason people bad mouth them is

because not everyone has it as peachy as you do.  Some are constantly in the c-pool or run out of work.  Some have PS's that do not communicate anything.  Some have ASR accounts that are so bad they have to erase everything and start all over.  Some get reprimanded for punching in 5 minutes late while some punch in an hour late and get no discipline. 

Some have rad accounts that pay for each separate body part while others lump it all into 1.  I don't do rad personally, but I've seen enough of it to know that it doesn't pay fairly - it's by the report with some reports being counted as 1 while some are separated into reports per body part. 

While I'm about 75% happy with MQ, there are many that aren't that happy and even some that are happier than that.  There are just too many variables at MQ, which is probably what irritates me the most.  Second in line is the fact I haven't had a raise in more than 5 years and my current pay rate isn't that great.  I personally don't care for E-time (our timecard system), but that's because I don't like any timecard system. 

The best advice I can give you is if you are currently employed, do not quit that job until you've tried out the new place for a while and you know it's a good fit.  Good luck.

I agree. I think the reason why people crab about not
just as with many other companies, TT has trouble trying to hire for overnight, 2nd, 3rd shifts, and weekends. People want day, so TT hires them for day. But it is a 24-hour 7 day business and the docs generally dictate in the afternoon or late evening for the work they did that day and for the preadmissions for the next day, or emergencies. A long time ago when I worked in house I realized that working a different shift than everyone else would benefit me pay-wise, and work-wise, and now since I am at home, TT has worked with me to have a great schedule. Why great? I am flexible enough to work when other people are not willing to work, and TT appreciates that so in return they allow me to split my time working so I do have time to be with my family. The MTs who want day and only day, no weekends, etc. I am not blaming them, but that is where the work is eaten up by everyone else not willing to flex. Any company whether IC, SE, or Employee will have the same problem. Sorry such a long note, but I have not run out of work at the odd hours, and I don't believe that I will.
The reason PT people have a hard time/
is because the majority of PTers are very cavalier about schedules.  They log on or log off at will, despite the fact they agreed to work specific days and hours.  I'm sure you are very reliable, but even the company I work for will not hire PT anymore because they are either undependable or they work a month or two and quit.  That's a lot of energy the company has to put in for no payoff.
Same reason people type "I could of" instead of "I could have," I guess, or sm
say I could care less, when the phrase is I couldn't care less. 
I have heard other people comment on lack of work and have left for that reason. How much of an

issue can this be.  Also, is the sound on these accounts poor.  That is the other problems I have heard people comment on.  I was really looking for uptodate comments.  How bad are these issues at present.  I dont want to leave one company with no work problems and go to another one with the same problem.  I cant be available 24/7 to get work with having a family.

I have heard other people comment on lack of work and have left for that reason. How much of an

issue can this be.  Also, is the sound on these accounts poor.  That is the other problems I have heard people comment on.  I was really looking for uptodate comments.  How bad are these issues at present.  I dont want to leave one company with no work problems and go to another one with the same problem.  I cant be available 24/7 to get work with having a family.

Kudos to you for saying that.

...but I KNOW that being on this board is shooting myself in the foot BIG TIME.  My morale is down the tubes lately because I DO work for the squid, and I have felt doomed, but you're absolutely right, even when I'm wearing slippers I must envision bootstraps on them to pull myself up, and it's good to know that if I do that, and summon the work ethic that I have in me somewhere, I know (because I've done other, harder things in my life, believe me) I too can make a living wage.  Besides, I've gotten a new job and will be making the change within the next 2 weeks.   Time for the proverbial new leaf.   Thanks, Lil Ole You.

Well kudos to you, but I don't think
deserved your sarcasm. She is merely nervous about not meeting her lines and rightly so in a new position. She came here looking for a little encouragement. If your MT is as great as you say, and I am sure she is, she just might replace you in your company someday. I would be nervous about that.
Well KUDOS to you!!!
Such a valued employee.
Kudos to you!! s/m
Sounds like you're one of the smart ones.  My husband had about the same situation as your husband.  Wham!  One Labor Day, of all times, he got a recorded message saying not to report to work the next day because the company had filed bankruptcy and he was immediately unemployed and without insurance as of that day.  At that point we were thankful that we had lived way below our means for many years. 
Kudos to you! sm
My children lost their dad 7 months ago. They're 3 and 12, and I feel like I'm running on empty constantly. I do manage to get my work done, but it's a juggling act. I find myself starting early (usually around 4:30 or 5) in the morning and finishing up in the evening. My company is great about giving me the flexibility I need right now, and I am sooo grateful for that. It makes it easier to put in what extra time I can knowing they're working with me. Keep your chin up, I know what you're going through.
Kudos to ex-Transcenders...

For standing up to these lousy companies who think they can s*** on us and feed us a line of crap, thinking we're too stupid not to buy into it! I am so disgusted and angry about what I've been reading - if Medquist pulled this on us I'd be outta there in a New York second. You guys are too good and there are too many other companies out there to put up with this kind of bull. Remember, we are in the driver's seat, we can be picky - demand far exceeds supply for professional MT's and you guys are sticking it to Transcend as should all new and old MT's. I also believe MTStars should ban any further job postings from Transcend - it is a total insult to us to allow them to continue to post, IMHO.

Thank you for standing up for yourselves and, indirectly, for all us MT's!

Kudos for TransHealth

 I just want to say that these last 2 months with TH have been very difficult.  I have struggled every day with the work type, but am learning more each day and it gets easier everyday.

Well, I have not exactly been an exemplary employee.   I'm not up to my line counts yet, had to leave work once to bring son to ER, and today had internet problems so wasn't able to work (and I called later than I should have to let my boss know).

I DESERVED to be fired today.  I'm in my probational period and figured I was outta there!  I certainly wouldn't have blamed them if they gave up on me today...I might have fired them if the situation were reversed, but they were absolutely wonderful.  They calmed me down and assured me that it was okay and that I'm not going to be fired...that they understood.  They said once my internet was back up then I could go back to work....no problem.

Wow!  They have totally earned my respect, admiration, and loyalty.  As you can see, my internet problem is resolved, so I'll be burning the midnight oil to get some lines in today....so I better end this post for now, but I wanted to share this great experience that I had with TH because all too often all we seem to hear is the negative about all of these companies.

Have a great night everyone!


Kudos for Transhealth
Well I guess you have to feel like giving kudos if just occasionally one of these co.'s are civil since overall one rarely sees basic decency from any of these people. 
Kudos to you, Jes! However, you are doing something that does offend some s/m
You work hard for your money! You go girl! It's a dang shame that as professional women and mothers this forum has become overpopulated by bitter, burned-out, hateful, and I mean ugly to the bone venomous MTs who never have a kind word to say. IMHO, some of y'all need to get off your arses and get out of the house to socialize or find employment where you can relearn how to interact nicely with others. It's easy to hide behind a made up name and spout snide remarks off into cyberspace, because you know you'd be fired or have your arse kicked if you actually had the nads to talk to people face to face like you do here.

Seriously, if being confined to the house, alone all day has reduced you to this, a counselor may be your answer.
Kudos to Keystrokes
I do not work for them but I think it says something positive about Keystrokes in that they will drop a dog account instead of trying to make money off the backs of their transcriptionists like so many other services.
Well, BRAVO and KUDOS!!!

In fact, SO well put I can't even add anything to it.

I'll just say DITTO. :-)
Kudos to you Admin!! Ty whoever had the proof too!


KUDOS TT23,,,like you I understood what TT was doing
they explained rather clearly. It is a shame that this situation (which was only meant to help TT MTs) got so blown out of proportion. These are just rumors, bad rumors,, it amazes me how someone could totally miscontrue a very clear email!
Excellent summary! Kudos!
I couldn't have said it better. I am cautiously thinking our stock might go up down the road because the brick and mortar schools are slowly dropping MT training from their curriculum. No more ads on TV about going into MT. So those of that are left and haven't run for the hills may be at a premium soon. I've seen it before back in the 70s when we were paid too low and we all just walked off the job. Maybe they will get a clue before we do that again.
That was an excellent question! Kudos to you! sm

I currently work with MDI, absolutely LOVE the company.  But I will probably quit now.  I used to work for Spheris (back when it was Edix), and when they started sending work overseas, I quit.  I just think it's so un American.  I think it's definitely to save money.  I hear they can pay those people a lot less than us. 

I'm really disappointed. 

Well, kudos to you!! Great rates! Congrats!! nm
Correct spelling is kudos. You're welcome.

I have been at Keystrokes a while and have to give kudos to what I think is the best company out the
not always great in the beginning and I left and came back a few years ago. I am so glad that I did. The changes have been wonderful. I think it is refreshing to see a company actually improve over time with growth instead of going downhill.

I agree with you!
You can be fired for any reason or no reason at all.
No one HAS to employ you. No one MUST keep you in employment.

As an IC, your unemployment isn't coming from the account of your contracts! It comes from YOUR tax payments!

People at TT have been paid! People who haven't well, maybe you did not make count and your check
after insurance deduction. Maybe your bank is holding it. Maybe anything! But we GOT PAID. This is NO LIE. And I am sick of this board. Nothing but disgruntled exemployees arguing with employees who like their job. Ugggg. I am working. BTW: THERE IS WORK (clears throat) remember that? Work?
Keystrokes is wonderful!! They are the nicest people and care 150% about their people!!
Excellent company!!!!
I worked for SS and some people were very RUDE and I am talking about the editing people in some
instances.  It ALL depends on the person, as it does with any company.  They paid on time and the lady over me was very nice, but boy the person in QA was mean to EVERYONE!!  Never seen anything like it before.
Are people trying to scare people or just tell them what is happening. I am not scared just seeing
that things are changing very rapidly and not for the better for me. If I have no work and need multiple accounts everyone else is in the same boat now arent they that have my accounts. That is how people know what is going on.
Maybe due to the people that manage Amherst. I think MQ would be a lot better off finding new people
up there with all the problems you hear about that office. Seems like something is very very wrong there.
I doubt it. There are more happy people than unhappy people sm
at Medquist. I've checked out other companies but I liked MQ the best (I kept working at MQ while testing other companies).
SO right! People who get paid to bring people on-board -sm
to these companies (few, if any, are 100% honest, it seems), are going to be honest and tell you anything that isn't rosy and sugar-coated. Having a good prospective MT walk because the company isn't so great means less green dollars in their bank account every month. They're not going to tell us anything that DOESN'T make them more money.
More people will come into VR because the qualifcations to do MT are not the same. Lots of people w
to work at home. It's all relative to what you are used to. The nationals are counting on this. I think MTs will work cheaper rather than reenter the work force with no other skills than MT. The nationals are counting on this.
They named people's names. That is not right. People just sm

need to keep from naming names.  I thought it was an informative bit of information, but when you name names, then posts are way out of line. 

I would really like to see a truly professional way of talking about a company.  I don't care what board you go to, somehow people just do not want to play nice when it comes to talking about people.  If those people could learn to be a little more professional and stop posting names to their wrath or anger, then that will be the day I can say I am proud to be in this profession.  When I see those types of things, it makes my skin crawl.  If it were me being talked about, I would be livid.  I certainly understand why the posts were deleted. 

Thank you for saying that. Most people here just love to trash people.
It is against board rules though.
Heartland - we take care of our people people
I meant in quotation marks, not parentheses.
For people at MDI-MD that say they are out of work, I see they are hiring now. Are people still
running out of work or did they get more accounts.  I am interested in this company.
Honestly, people some people are lazy...
plain and simple, sad but true.
Maybe there's a reason for that.
I find it hard to believe that it's just a coincidence that so many people are having so many problems with so many different companies for it to be just the fault of the ones you call complainers. A lot of people really do something about, but it's still a big upheaval in their lives and I don't hold it against them just for looking for someone to share it with. 
The reason they are doing this
like the other person said is to be more competitive with the market but what they are actually doing is lining the pockets of the big shots they just hired with the savings they don't have to pay their employees. Goodbye!
The reason I'm asking sm

I just wondered what it would take to make that kind of money per line. 

I have close to 20 years experience in acute care and I was not offered even close to that, with only a half cent raise after the 2 week period, which still does not get me to what you are getting.  How many years have you been with them? 


Reason for U

Here is a reason, the owner of Omniscribe goes back on her word.  She will tell you one thing, then do another when the mood suites her with no thought to you as an MT whatsoever.  Is that a good reason for ya?  BTW do u work for her?  Why do you need a reason when someone tells you to beware of a company?  Isn't that reason enough? 

Exactly!! And that is the reason
work is being offshored!! People crazy enough to accept something ridiculous as 4 cpl!!
Some MTs will try to think of any reason why they just are
not hired. They totally overlook the actual problem, that being themselves! I guess they need an excuse so why not make up something called a black list? That's as good a reason as any to deny that you just lack the qualifications of some companies or just are not a good MT.

Any reason...
Yes, I believe you're right there. It is always easier to blame the other guy than to be accountable for our own shortcomings. The reality is that there ARE some good companies out there, not all are bad, and yet it seems they all take the heat with things like this. I find that unfortunate and would hope that any recruiter of those good companies would weed those folks out in the interview process.
For what reason?
Have you not returned equipment?  Do you still have a foot pedal, computer, etc.?  What else in the world would there be to bother you about?
This is the reason why (m)
it's impossible to get any real info here. You can't be honest unless you have only good things to say. I also would not be shocked to learn that people from the companies themselves post some of these questions just to see what kind of responses they get, then axe the people who respond in a way they don't like.
Because there's no reason..sm
..for the OP to want/need to know anything personal about us, let alone our SO.  And it doesn't matter why WE decided to get into the field.  Everybody has their own reasons, the way I see it, and why I went into it or why you went into it may be different than why he/she goes into it, so what difference does it make really.  That was the way I took it.  Seems very personal, just in terms of the asking about your SO part and the benefits.  I tend to think it's MTSOs trying to find out info on us and why maybe they don't need to offer us benefits.  Just being paranoid maybe, but you never can be too cautious these days.
Yup....that's the reason I went with them! (nm)