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Might be for same reason the MQ people sued -

Posted By: think about it on 2005-08-28
In Reply to: There is WAY more to this story and I'd like to know what it is. - Got one too

Line counts!!!!!!!!   Do you ever verify yours against another program?  What  about the reports typed but not credited for. 

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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 :)
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.

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

Who sued you?
Details please - who sued, what did they sue for (cause) and what kind of damages? it seems a little questionable that an MTSO that owed you money successfully sued *you* - without your being able to counter sue, or sue the MTSO right back...

to "you can be sued"
Get real, get a life.
My husband was sued for this
by a previous employer (not transcription) after he quit his job and took a job with a competing company with better bennys and $. It was a route/delivery type job.  He did sign a non-compete contract, but the judge denied their suite saying the company does not have a right to prevent a person for making a living. It was determined he was working an already established route and was not approaching the first company's clients, and therefore was not in violation. Of course every contract is different, but I can't imagine they can keep you from working.
Hope you don't get sued! LOL
While I can empathize with your desire to draw attention to what you feel is an outrage, your actions are probably poorly supported legally - if at all.

If I were that company, I would take you to the cleaners over it.

I don't believe for one minute your little signs have caused what you state they have. It's not enough to make insurance companies withdraw lucrative contracts. LOL

Good story line, though.

I heard ex-SPi emps sued SPi and won

I heard that ex-employee(s) has/have sued SPi in the past and won.  Does anyone know anything about this and/or where I can get more info and the full details?


WHO is being sued for posting on the board?
Seriously is someone being sued for their post?

If so, what is the charge?

On the face of it, this seems outrageous - would appreciate any details you can share.

How are you privy to know amount she was sued for?
I might be wrong, and I keep up with these posts and never saw before the $$$ amount GP was sued for. Very interesting- sounds almost like she could have written this.
Exactly. That also goes for good and bad comments. Employers can be sued.
Employees can also be sued. Bad taste though and we do not need that type of thing. We have had enough of it on these boards.
I hope you sued in small claims court! -(nm)



gosh -- it's been over a decade since I've heard of anyone being sued ....
I could understand if they wanted to fire people who they felt were bad actors or had bad atttitudes, but I've never understood how/why they'd sue individuals for expressing their opinion -- unless they could prove that there was deliberate misrepresentation going on --- and I personally cannot imagine why anyone would try to make any MT company look artificially worse -- so many have such real problems -- like overstaffing, crappy platforms, lousy supervisors, crazy-making QA departments -- endlessly -- and so on

I remember when I first started with a national years ago (not TT) and discovering that they had sued MTs for posting over at MT Daily -- I couldn't imagine why they'd bother. Even then there was more competition for really good workers (who might chose to work elsewhere based on some internet postings) than there seems to be these days ...

What a waste! Better they all clean up their practices and spend the money doing some employee satisfaction polling ...
Gourdpainter - Aren't you the MT being sued by MTSO for slander/standing up? Yeah I need that.
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)

The reason I am an MT- sm

I have done this for 25+ years.  If I was choosing a career at this point, I don't know if I would choose MT - it has changed drastically in my lifetime.  However, I would like to tell you why it is chosen and why we do continue.

When I first started doing this, I had no clue regarding the enormous amount of information I would be required to learn.  I did not know that it would be an ongoing and never-ending process of learning.  I just thought it would be cool to type medical reports and wondered how hard it could be to listen to someone talk and type what they said!  When I started getting a clue it became a challenge.  I was already hooked, learning new things every day, feeling important because I had doctors talking into my ears, and knowing things about health/medicine that I had not known before.  After a few years of striving to learn medical terminolog and hours and of hours of research in books and online trying to make sense of what I was hearing, I decided I had invested too much time/effort to do anything else.

For every medical report that is typed, someone behind the keys has had to learn terminology, lab values, physiology, anatomy, medications, proper style/grammar, and do it all quickly. 

It is not the companies or the nickel/dime antics they play that keep us doing this.  It is a geniune love for what we do - at least for me.  I don't feel superior because of the knowlege I have gained over 25 years; however, I have worked hard to learn the things that make me a good medical transcriptionist.  I am happy with my job/life because I choose to be.  I could complain about the companies, MTSOs, etc., but I have worked at other jobs and had complaints.  If it was not a job, I would not get a paycheck. 

I love the field.  I enjoy typing medical reports.  I enjoy the research.  I am good at what I do.  By the way, if you ever find yourself on the receiving end of our work (in a hospital bed), think of your chart as the medical transcriptionist's gift to you - hopefully it will be typed by an experienced MT who stayed in the profession and knows how to do it right. 

ITA and my #2 reason I'm looking for another job. nm
I know the reason...

It used to be that the only abbreviation anything you could use with Lotus was what you could enter in MS-Word...no abbreviation Expander was compatible (for a lot of reasons I'm not going into just now).  In any event, there was a compatibility problem with Lotus not counting all the characters expanded by abbreviation programs and the transcription manager was having to go in and manually count the characters to give the MT the proper pay.  You can imagine that was a nightmare!

They have finally found a compatible abbreviation program that is fully compatible with Lotus...it is the only one compatible.  Good company, honest people...They WANT you to succeed.

The reason for that
is because OSi has a difficult time staffing and then the workload gets way behind. That's also why they offer such a big hiring bonus. Unfortunately most MT's don't stay there long enough to collect it.
I have no reason to lie.
I make copies of my report prior to uploading when they must go to QA. I have been an MT for many years. There have been times when I have left a blank in a sentence and after seeing what QA has done..they deleted the entire sentence. I had no problems whatsoever hearing the other parts of the sentence.

DSG sucks in so many ways it is not even funny. There are no checks and balances in terms of the QA staff. I have no idea what their requirements are but I KNOW FOR A FACT THAT THEY HAVE ENTERED RUBBISH IN THE BLANKS!!! Terms that could not be referenced ANYWHERE!

SOOOOOOOO....while you are wasting time reading this board...why don't YOU go work on a plan to do audits of the QA staff. And, since you want to be so informative...what happened to the QA manager who was recently hired and now is gone???????? Huh????
she will want to know the reason
I think your liason will probably be willing to move you to a new primary, but I would guess that they would want to know the reason why you want to move. Just explain it in basic terms in a professional way.