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Maybe she changed her ways

Posted By: ANON on 2008-12-16
In Reply to: I LOVE TTS.. - TTS MT

Well, she wasn't like that before. She was very rude towards my situation and could care less about my husband being in surgery.

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Used to work there. Terrible experience. They may have changed their ways, tho
The owners haven't changed, MT supe hasn't changed
I've been in their office. I know the people. It is a sweat shop and you will never be paid a decent amount or get respect. You won't know which is a good or a bad day for the person you report to until you literally get yelled at.

They have to offer bonuses because their reputation is that bad and nothing has changed. You may get work that has been recorded 3 times from some of the worst accounts you could ever imagine. They take accounts no one else will touch. That hasn't changed.
They changed buildings so maybe the phone number also changed...
They are still going strong...
other ways
If your husband works or you have another employee job just have them withold additional money and you don't have to do a thing except at the end of the year file a Schedule C and it might give you more deductions. 
There are ways of ...
getting over on the MT when it comes to line counting methods. Most companies I have worked for in the past have some sort of wacky formula you go by - divide by this number then multiply by that number -- only they know if they are getting over and I don't think anyone would ever admit to that.
pay both ways?
you can take it 2 ways:

1) your test was so great that they knew they couldn't afford you.

2) THEY gave YOU the wrong test.

Either way - you're too good for them. Keep your chin up - you'll find the right third job. Hope everything works out with your house.

I have seen it both ways, can do, can't do sm
I work for TT (um duh) and there I got my lines from the very first day. I am up around 1700 lines a day right now.

I don't have many normals, actually. I do have a wonderful Expander and glossary that I know like the back of my hand. I worked for a couple of other companies last year. One I could make 1500 lines a day, if they had the work and I could go to 1800 if they did. The other place...OMG and it didn't matter how fast I was or how many hours I worked, I never got more than 1200 and it just kept going down the longer I worked there and I think they were shorting lines or something funky because it was not coming out right.

I can tell you, I don't like Emdat Inscribe, Bayscribe, amongst others for platforms because it is just impossible to get up any speed with them. I had an easy time in Extext, MTWorld and MedRite getting my lines and getting up to speed FAST and I mean in a matter of days to a couple of weeks. I have been an MT forever and that helped, but I still can't make any $$ in Bayscribe, so it isn't me...the darn platform stinks!

It sounds like they are not dealing fairly with you on some level and hard to say where.
It goes 2 ways. (sm)

If all these so-called accusations are really true, why didn't the COMPANY let her go a long time ago?  Any one of those reasons you cited would have been grounds for dismissal on the spot.  Why would they keep such a disruptive employee on board for so long, especially paying her the rate she was getting?

There is a post below that makes a lot of sense.  It asks why the 'best wishes' email was sent to the correct address and not to the address of the original resignation letter. One of those things that makes you go hmmmmm.  I wonder what their legal department will have to say about that.  IMO, even if the original poster had done all those things, the way the company went about letting her go is cause for a lawsuit because too many things don't add up and it sounds a lot like illegal dismissal rather than a resignation.

One of two ways...
Either they knew who was posting based on identifying information, which makes me think (yes, my thoughts, not claiming it as fact) that the person posting really did have 'inside information,' or they received the IP address from this site, either by court order or simply by requesting/threatening.
There are a couple of ways....
You can either use Alt+tab and that will switch you toggle you between programs or you can just keep a notebook and write down the acc#. I thought this was going to really hurt my production but after you get use to doing it, it doesn't really seem to be a big deal at all. Good luck!
so, they WOULD have found ways....or....
you say they would have....does that mean they did, and if they did find ways to cheat, how so? You say you worked in the office and say they would have found ways, and it would take us a while to figure it out, but you don't say they actually did find ways to cheat, so which is it? Your statement is vague and you need to elaborate.
Yes, a couple of ways (sm)
The reason you are being told that is because ExText (WordClient) must be installed in the C directory. There are a couple of ways around this. You can have your computer set up to dual boot or you can set up a virtual machine on your computer. As long as it thinks it is C it will allow a second install (or more) on one computer.
Actually this works both ways. If she wants
to take off that is fine - and she needs to realize they may not want to send work either - like poster below said - it is common courtesy - and OP probably has it under control
Are there any ways to find out if SM

company one works for is up for sale?  I'm not trying to start rumors, I just would like to know, are there any signs? Slash in payroll, for instance?  Is there anywhere to look on net?


Just a little ways down the page is a not so
good post about them. 
If you are being told 2 different ways to
do things, then send them to your supervisor and ask them which is correct. Make sure you send examples.
In a couple different ways
DISCLAIMER: To avoid enduring what Gourdpainter is going through, let me qualify that this is my own recollection of the events as they unfolded along with my own opinion as to the reasoning for and the implications of said event.

Keep in mind that this all came after staff dismissals and pay reductions a step above us on the MT hierarchy, and after a couple of weeks spent reassuring the MTs that pay cuts were just a vile, nasty rumor. Until it happened in a 2-step manner (and they were the only ones that saw this 2-step as a dance move all the way to the bank).

First, they reassessed the tiers that a particular tiers that accounts fell into and many were decreased at least one level. If your primary were in a particular tier, you lost 0.005 cpl for each tier it dropped (regardless of what tier your secondary was in or how often you typed the secondary more than the primary).

In addition, all pay was 'equilibrated to reflect a global economy', and the pay cuts there ranged about 10%.

So if you had the misfortune to be an account that had been reassessed down 2 levels, you were also equilibrated down a bit more.

Note that this is straight typing. I somehow had managed to avoid VR, so I don't know how that pay scale was impacted. I do know, however, that after wending its way through the system, the stuff that I was getting was nearly impossible to type. At the place I have now landed, even new to the account and platform, I was doing 200 lph; I was lucky if I could even make 125/hour.
Works both ways

And people should be able to respond. The trouble by this board is that if you aren't willing to bash your company or your profession, if you try to interject another point of view, you are not welcome here.
God works in mysterious ways -- sm
I was offered a job at OSi last year and accepted then something made me change my mind and go with TT instead.  And am I ever glad I did given these new revelations.  Seems like the bigger the MTSO the more trouble they get themselves into. 
Good gravy, it can't be it both ways (sm)
Either money's going to the store or the store's making all the money and I've seen both versions of it.

It just amazes me the nasty crap people talk when they're safely anonymous.
They pay great production and they pay other ways..
Yes, I have the ability to make what I made in house at the hospital those years ago. And yes, they do treat me like a human being and more. When I become worried for whatever reason (mostly it was my schedule with kids) they worked with me so quickly it made my head spin, and made me know that I was worth working with because they intend on being my home until I retire. They have tiered incentive best I've seen around in years and bonuses for quality, differential, etc. I am not the MTSO owner or management, and I would crab believe me if anything were amiss or I would not answer at all. Nice pays my bills and benefits the company and owner so they can pay their bills... the nicer management is to an MT the better their company and this company knows it. Very wise in my opinion...
What are some specific ways that you are appreciated?
It's a separate company with different ways of doing things
Transcend is a public company and owned by shareholders, and MDI is a major shareholder.

I have been at MDI for several years and I have not noticed any change in the way it is run.

I know of one company that counts lines 3 different ways
Stats are enabled on one platform, not enabled on a second platform and also not enabled on a third platform. They are all Dictaphone Extext programs and the lines are counted three different ways depending on which account you are assigned to. Hope its not the same company you work for only to get a rude awakening.
You might wanna look down a ways. BrokeMT can't seem to get paid by them.
I'm pretty sure she is not going to recommend them.
And MQ is still trying to figure out ways to keep accounts and MTs since they played hardball with
everyone and got caught. I dont think they will ever overcome this situation entirely in my opinion. Our office has certainly lost accounts and has more threatening to leave. I dont think there is one happy person in that office anymore where I work. It is pathetic and on it goes.
It goes two ways. MTs have to turn their line counts in on time and
in the format they are supposed to, not 4 days after the fact, not with mistakes that they find after the fact. There has to be accountability both ways.
Not true - Amphion may suck in some ways but they always paid on time.
Mine pays both ways, hourly plus line incentive over certain amount.
You are most definitely upset that your Bush **s-kicking ways have rendered your eyes caught in the
Without MTs, companies would not exist. You and many others have no regard nor respect for hard-working MTS. You can't take it with you. I feel sorry for you. Do the right thing...and, you know what that is.
They seem to have changed since I did..
I worked for them 6 years ago. I was an employee, I see now on their website they only hire ICs. I was very happy with them, basically could work when I wanted as long as the reports were back when due. However, they somehow decided that their pay scale was unfair to new hires, so those of us who had been there, got knocked down to the new hire scale and everyone basically had to start from scratch to level the playing field. I quit shortly after, was not going to take a pay cut. I believe at this same time they also started sending some stuff offshore, not something I was ready to deal with. If they still have the same owners (I think the guys name was Ed), I found him to be very rude and only interested in himself and his $$. I believe about 6 of us all quit at the same time because they downright rude. I am now with a big national and making about double what I did with Accutype because of better systems and support.
So nothing has changed...
Thanks for the headsup guys. I passed the test with them and received an email, but I guess nothing has changed from past posts.

Thanks again
I see nothing has changed in the last
year since I left MDI. This is exactly how they operate on every level. A lot of people don't mind but I stayed for way to long and have a much better position now without all the drama from MDI! Good luck to you.
Pay Changed
I also agree that you should not take the job, but if they did offer to come up to the original offer I would still not take it. In my mind, this is a either a very unorganized company or a manipulative company and either way it is unlikely things would change once actually working for them.
Must have changed
Their training period used to be for 4 weeks--it must have changed within the last year.
Unless it has changed
you get paid for training what you will be paid for when out of training.
i changed this yr from emp to IC (SE)
left the Q for another job...and i'd have to suggest job #2. I have been an employee for several decades, and wish i would have found the joy and freedom of being an IC-type years ago. I have my medical insurance through BC/BS of my state, and do that so i am free to change jobs if i want to. I get a little higher deductible and the premium is not so bad. As far as a computer, i decided to have a backup for my desktop and just yesterday purchased a laptop online from Circuit City (sale goes off today) for a toshiba A215-S4697, $600 (includes printer/wireless router/security software). That's less than half of what i invested in my desktop. Maybe that would be of interest to you? Feel free to e/m me if i can be of any further help. Either way, good luck!!
looks like nothing has changed much...
the owner gave me some sob story about how she wouldn't make any money if she paid us more than 1.5 cents/line to edit. PLEASE!!
Unless they have changed
since last year when I worked for them, and I doubt they have,stay away from them. They STILL call me and want me to call them and act as though I never worked for them before; I worked there 4 months. Cannot understand any of them when you need to talk to someone, never had any work even after they promised there would be plenty of work. I finally threw in the towel and left. Couldn't feed the family that way. I definitely do not wish this company upon anyone.
Could have changed but..
I elected NOT to take a position with them because the pay was the worst ever. They had VR accounts that they paid 1.5-2 cpl on I believe. There is NO way I'd do ANY work for that.
Nothing has changed.
They have told some that they have 'optimized' their work pool to eliminate the cesspool, but we are STILL getting cesspool. Nothing but empty promises.
May be old but NOTHING has changed
She must have changed!!!!!!sm
This woman must have changed! She was the most moody, strange, and rude person years ago when we worked at the same company.  But I think back then, she had a substance abuse problem. not sure
I think she changed her name.
I read old posts, but don't remember specifics.  I think it was something about work drying up.
JLG has not changed
Their QA staff is rude and not helpful.
Unless the law has changed
it is the physician's responsibility to ensure that the record is correct when his name is signed to it.  I used to have a dictator who always ended his dictation with I have signed but have not read this document or something like that.  Every time  I typed it I thought fool!
They changed their name, was it Healthscribe before? If so
they don't pay very well. 
MDI-MD MTs: Has something changed with Bayscribe?

very consistently without pushing myself too hard, 300 lph if I did push myself.  But 250 without much effort.  The last several weeks I seem to only get 200 to 220 lines per hour just transcribing leisurely, and even when I push myself I have not been able to get up to 300 lph; more like 250 when I push myself.  I don't get it.  I have worked there for a few years.  I have been with Bayscribe since it started.  I'm just wondering if headers aren't being counted anymore or something.  And I do copy the document and paste it into Word and do a line count on it, and the line count comes out the same - but there is definitely something different.  I have always loved MDI but I just can't survive on 200 lph and I'm going to have to go back to my own accounts if it keeps up like this.

I was just wondering if anyone else had noticed a difference?

Changed my mind
I believe they have changed the policy about (sm)
bonus lines for reaching next level.