Home     Contact Us    
Main Board Job Seeker's Board Job Wanted Board Resume Bank Company Board Word Help Medquist New MTs Classifieds Offshore Concerns VR/Speech Recognition Tech Help Coding/Medical Billing
Gab Board Politics Comedy Stop Health Issues

Serving Over 20,000 US Medical Transcriptionists

Name calling on an anonymous board? How cliche.

Posted By: ssmnger on 2008-08-06
In Reply to: What idiots you are. - o


Complete Discussion Below: marks the location of current message within thread

    The messages you are viewing are archived/old.
    To view latest messages and participate in discussions, select the boards given in left menu

    Other related messages found in our database

    It's anonymous board.
    posters here use monikers/handles to protect their real identity.

    No way to search by name!

    See my name above :))
    Are you the cliche queen, lol. Read between line,
    To anonymous. SM
    I totally agree with your post. You would think a forum such as this would be full of comradery, support, and help. And, sometimes, it is.

    Unfortunately, mostly it seems to be MTs (and MT business owners posing as working MTs) bashing each other. It's almost as if you become afraid to post an opinion for fear of being jumped on for having that opinion.

    But, hang in here if you will and post what you want. Help when you can. Take what decent advice you can get. And, just let the b.s. roll off your back.
    You are anonymous here, so sure!
    I am not anonymous
    From what I understand there was insurance but too high, they are working very hard on getting a plan a lot more reasonable, I am sure if that is a big issue someone could wait until it is in place, but I would work for Keystrokes if they didn't provide insurance.
    I am still not anonymous
    We have all become so cynical,I am myself, and have really lost a trusting part of me that I miss because of this profession. Keystrokes has been honest and that is something so many of us are not used to anymore. I don't think that is going to change, at least I hope not. Keystrokes is not a fit for everyone, but if you want honesty, a fair shake, then what I am posting is the truth, I am not a lead, not a manager, haven't met the top people but the owner is hands on and that means a lot. I personally emailed Lee when I wanted to come back after leaving for 2 years and she took me back with open arms, and for that I am greatful.
    to anonymous
    Finally, I knew this could not just be happening to me,and I know that there are even more out there that this is happening to. Monday count off by 58 lines, Tuesday their count and my count the same, Wednesday count off by 44, Thursday count off by 69 lines, and today the counts are the same; but nothing changed on either end as far as how the counters were set up. Come on now, you don't have to be an accountant to see it does not add up.
    To anonymous
    I doubt the other poster is your honey (whatever happened to treating colleagues like fellow professionals); you might gain a lot from taking a basic business course. Many of the women's business organizations offer them and that might help you find a practical answer that you could use in your situation. Asking what the top line rate is is like asking what X equals in a huge algebra equation with too many variables. We'd like to help you, but there are just too many variables here.
    Cuz?--As a former MTSO, I would not hire anyone who cannot use the tool of our trade (English) correctly. No, I am not being the grammar police. I think it is relevant because the issue seems to be professionalism--on many levels. Please keep in mind that all kinds of people read these boards--recruiters, hiring managers, etc. It seems that people either have professionalism or they don't......
    The best thing I ever did when I was starting out was to take a workshop in basic business for women. Although this class was in California, I am sure that various women's business organizations offer them other places. They will teach you how to price things, how to do P and L statements, how to write a business plan and a proposal, etc. Truly, it was kind of fun and it might help you get started. Not trying to be the police here, just trying to give you a hand up.
    It does not matter how many times you say it and it does not matter whether the client allows it or not. What matters is that the company actually DOES it and it deprives an American worker of work. Get it?
    No, that is incorrect. The merger went into effect 1 September, 2009. The MDI-MT's will have things as they are until 1 January, 2010 when heaven knows what will happen. Just guessing, but I am putting my bet on a reduced cpl for all MDI-MTs and forced use of VR. I could be right, I could be wrong, but that is how I would call it. Just saying.....
    Anonymous report to IRS (sm)
    I just posted a reply to an IC who is tired of being burned.

    I want to add - and not to out of spite to fellow MTSOs - if you want to stop the trend of requiring ICs to follow set/ employee schedules, you can make an anonymous report to the IRS. No company, and no one wants an IRS inquiry/audit.

    That said, I strongly suggest that, so as not to arouse suspicion that you are the anonymous reporter, you not complain about your hours/set time while you make this IRS report. You want to rectify the situation, but you do not want compromise your earnings.
    I'm not hiding behind an anonymous name. I am me and have
    used this moniker for years, though others are posting with the same moniker.  
    Nope, its anonymous.
    Anonymous Transcender
    I hope it all works out for you. Rather than looking it as being jerked around, you might take it instead in the positive viewpoint of being given a heads up. Good luck to you!
    Yep. And those praising are also anonymous. I like to hear the
    full range. Usually the truth for the majority falls somewhere in between the two extremes.
    Anonymous; that's the problem here, people
    can say anything they want and not be held accountable; in particular, on the Word Board.  Posting anonymously takes away from the reliability of the poster. I don't know who to believe the majority of the time!
    Are you going to trust the anonymous post of someone you
    You don't know the poster, his/her ideals or goals, whether they are credible or not.

    Seems like blind faith that could cost you in the long run.

    Your anonymous and just showing one of the reasons
    that SS is a horrible place to work. 
    Ethics? On an anonymous forum? (sm)
    It's too much to hope for wanting people to be ethical on an anonymous forum. Just take everything you read with a grain of salt and post what you know to be the truth whenever you see flagrant bull being posted by unscrupulous people. Unfortunately, that's about all you can do. People do unethical stuff all the time in business. Sad but true.
    OSI allows only company email, keeps coworkers anonymous
    and that stinks
    So you can believe an anonymous person who is friends with the owner
    when they say it isn't so, but you believe an anonymous poster who says they are losing the account?  If you have concerns call the company.  You've come here many times in the past and griped about this company.  You have the right to do so, but you're still with the company.   Could it be that they are one of the best companies out there, not perfect, but better than most? 
    I use anonymous email. If I use a moniker it isn't my real name.
    It's been like this on this website for a loooong time now! I've been posting anonymously for ages, so I don't know where you get the fact that you can't post anonymously anymore. The email I use is for this website only and doesn't even include my real name.

    It's as anonymous as it gets without having a bunch of spam posts invade the boards.

    I've liked it for a long time now and still like it. If you don't ... then, well, you know...
    soooo, you are posting anonymous posts to your own
    posts now??? How childish. Besides that, I did not see any copyright mark on the eye rolling thing, and I was not responding to YOU, but to someone else. I thought you were *bored* and had moved on. Apparently not because you always have to have the last word about anything. I guess that makes you feel that your are always right, as well as a people abuser. LOL.
    I receive an anonymous email from someone that had a friend go to work for them and it was bad news.
    Glad I passed it up. It sounded awful, no communication and no work etc..
    not anonymous - I do work for Keystrokes, I thought I made that clear
    I do work for them, it is hard not to trust anymore but yes, I do work for Keystrokes, I thought I made that clear. The other poster seemed cynical. I understand that. I love working for Keystrokes. it is an honest company. After all the other companies I have been with it is refreshing!
    To the person who sent me the anonymous, rude email. FYI: I AM an MT and I post answers here to di
    a true response is given, not supposition and rumor. I do not know why you find it take and ignorant (your words) that I answered that Keystrokes does not and will not send work overseas, but as an MT, that was very important for me to know and part of the decision I made to go to Keystrokes in the first place.

    I will not be intimidated by anonymous emails and certainly will continue to post answers with facts when asked.

    This board is for everyone in transcription, not just those who think they can control the threads, and I for one like to hear from others in the industry with different viewpoints.

    It should not reflect poorly on KS as you said; quite the opposite, I will only post facts and as offshore is an important topic. If your opinion is different than mine, that is your choice, but to send a rude email anonymously with a threatening tone was obviously meant to intimidate me.
    I can't tell you how often I've considered sending anonymous letters to hospitals/docs! nm

    What incentives were you hired at? If you are an SE, were you told you get quarterly bonuses?  PLEASE REPLY!

    Just keep calling (sm)
    Don't be nervous. Same thing happened to me. They are spread pretty thin there, with people wearing a number of hats. They don't really have one person who does only recruiting that I'm aware of, unlike the other companies, hence the disconnect in getting back with people.
    Have you tried calling them?


    Calling on ICs

    I have always been a FT employee for a national ...I understand IC status but very unfamiliar w/companies hiring IC status....Any advice on ICing greatly appreciated and good/bad companies....How is money doing Rad as compared to hospital basic 4...?

    Thank you

    keep calling
    630-553-3680 I played phone tag for quite awhile before I finally got to talk to the recruiter. I believe they must be really busy hiring these days.
    No name-calling, please. (sm)
    We all have to get along on this board. If you don't care for what someone is posting, you can disagree but you cannot use foul names or vulgar references.

    First off an MD would not be calling HR to
    talk about an MT.  They have a contact and if they had a problem with the work of an MT they would call their contact, not HR. 
    Have you tried calling them???
    Why would you be calling yourself sm
    Newer TTer if you've been there for 3 years?  Probably forgot to change the name field, didn't you?  I smell someone trying to be more than 1 person here.
    you are calling her smug?

    I think it's quite smug that you assume because you state you were allowed to have a flexible shift that this statement will automatically allow Transcend management to know who you are!  So, you were the only one treated special?  Well, you don't work there anymore so all should be fair now!

    Also, I knew coming into the job that Transcend had 300 or so employees and was not as big as Spheris.  Who cares?  Also, I think the fact that you pointed out, about how numbers of MTs post positive comments about Transcend, I think that definitely speaks as to the health of the company.  If we were posting negative comments, everyone would be ready and more than willing to accept those posts as an indication of how the company is functioning.  It seems that the bad is always more spicer and acceptable than the good. 

    As far as blanket statements go, that is exactly what was going on with the unhappy poster.  They were blanket statements.  And as far as trying to "draw her out", you are absolutey correct.  I could care less who that poster is, I want to draw out the specifics of the allegations.  I want to understand what she is talking about and why.  If you are going to post something on here that is controversial, you had better be prepared to back it up, good or bad.  There is nothing wrong with expecting that out of someone, otherwise that poster's comments are chalked up to a disgruntled employee or bad seed. 

    I also know that I am no one special at Transcend, but I have managed to be treated very well there since being hired.  I have been given everything that I need and have FINALLY found a company that I can trust.  It is quite easy to get on here and post positive things about a company, placing your name beside it.  You are right about that.  However, I have worked for Keystrokes and Spheris and have posted many times complaints about each and have posted my name.  Why is that? Because I believe in what I stand for and if I feel that I am not being heard or treated fairly, I am not ashamed or afraid to stand up for what I need.  Sure there may be repercussions in that, but I am willing to accept that.  What some people don't realize, though, is that there are also repercussions in anonymity in that you never get anything changed.


    Considering this company, could some people give me their average pay an hour, etc.  Tx

    ?? Why the name calling? Deal with it..
    I see. So that's why you are calling her dishonest?
    Apparently there were changes made. That does not make her dishonest. It means her plans changed.
    I have this recruiter calling me
    about a position within her company. When I asked her initially how she got may name and number she said someone gave it to her but she couldn't remember who. Anyway, she has called 4-5 times. Her name sounded familiar so I looked back to old jobs I had applied for. She used to be the recruiter for SoftScript (I guess, she may work for both). Are they allowed to take that information with them to another company? I'm really bothered by the fact that she has done this and have told her to quit calling me but I'm just amazed that she has taken this information and is now using it for this other company.
    Hmmm. I would try calling them. nm
    If they are calling you , then yes, you passed - sm
    otherwise you'd probably never hear from them, or maybe get an email saying try back in 6 months. Talk to them, you have nothing to lose. If you like what they say accept the offer but tell them you cannot start until January. Or if they don't like that offer to work PT until then and go FT in January. It usually takes a week or more to get all set up as it is. As for looking around, you face a lot of competition, jobs are hard to come by. I just lucked into a backup job for my main job (both are totally IC, no set hours and on the new one just have to meet 500 lines a day) (getting bad vibes from my regular job, another MTSO is trying to get the account away from my employer, and if they succeed I am out of a job--they have been up front with me at least at let me know). The pay for the new IC job is not great (average), but for now is it extra $. If it becomes my B&B I will be making less, but it is easier work so it would all work out in the end. You could accept the MW offer and keep looking, no law against that. Good luck.
    Try calling a recruiter.
    Or not calling a recruiter. That would be best.
    I would appreciate your not calling me **nuts**

    I only got 5 hours during my scheduled shift yesterday and only 3 hours during my scheduled shift today, so I know for sure. No jobs.

    Please know the entire story before posting such accusatory names as ***nuts***. My account has no work for me.

    Calling all MDI-MD'ers...

    I have just been contacted by MDI-MD for interview.  I could sure use your imput esp if you are an old MQ'er.  If you would like to respond, could you please E-mail me?


    Thanks so much!

    maybe try calling them and ask if no one knows the answer