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Offshore, LOL, probably right! nm

Posted By: ex-Spheris employee on 2009-01-30
In Reply to: Last year, received in middle of Feb. - Probably comes from offshore.


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offshore overseas.... not outsource .... correct term is offshore.
This seems to be pro-offshore board. Messages against offshore often just disappear.
offshore to India, it's OFFSHORE (off shore), not outsource to India.
The offshore...
but that's to cover third shift. They have no intention of replacing their whole staff with offshore workers. There are things I don't like about the company but I believe them when they say that. They've been offshoring for years and have plenty of work for those who want to work in the US.
Offshore, offshore, offshore.
Do you me offshore

Outsource is what hospital do when they send their dictation to a company such as Transcend or OSI.

Offshoring is when they send their dictation to overseas transcriptionists.  It is easy to confuse the two.

offshore definitely nm
They offshore, top pay is around 8.5 cpl.
There have been several complaints the last couple of weeks about lack of work.  Benefits are good.   Don't know about platform.   Check archives, lots about them lately. 

Diskriter and OSi also offshore. 

Rather than have new posters search through tons of archives for answers to this question, maybe a list should be made of all companies that do offshore and posted permanently on the board, with revisions made as new ones come up.  Just a suggestion...please no flames!


Yes, they offshore.
They have a facility in India. The fact that they offshore is all over this board. They have purchased several companies. I do not know if one of them is in New Jersey.
Did he tell you they offshore? nm
They offshore.
They both offshore
They use offshore. sm

I saw this on their website under hospital solutions:


We offer a choice of Domestic or Philippine based medical transcription services with U.S based Quality Assurance specialists, and 24-hour or STAT file turnaround.

They offshore too.
It's offshore
I never thought the academic and research would go offshore too, but I was wrong.
With a pay cut like that...they might as well offshore.
Offshore sm
Medware, Focus Infomatics and OSI send work offshore.  Don't know about the other one.
and it's no wonder MT is going offshore with
makes an MT work under these conditions!
They offshore. Very low pay.
I think you mean that they offshore.
They offshore. They don't pay very well.
They've changed the way they pay recently, which I think is a bit strange, but seems an attempt to make it seem like you are making more than you are. 
No but they do offshore
They finally admitted it after denying it for years. I am looking for another job for a lot of reasons. One reason is the extra work without pay, and they do offshore on one of my accounts so I have to hop around to find work to do. I am tired of it. The other poster is correct-- they do not seem to care about the MTs.
Yes they do offshore
Yes, they offshore
They offshore, pay low.
I think two people who work there speak English.
Well they do offshore of course
They go give mentees a chance and spend the rest of their time figuring out ways to screw the rest of the MT's out of lines and money.
It's definitely the big O that is sent offshore
because I had to QA them.
Yes, they now offshore sm
They have what they call Precyse International now in India I believe.

It was a pretty great place to work, but as soon as they started to offshore, things changed quite quickly. They sent the good work away to Precyse International, at least on the accounts I worked on anyway. That is why I left.
They do offshore!
Yep, they do, I work for them and I do know this for a fact.
How do you know they offshore?
Their recruiter told me they don't.  Specifically, I asked if that was how they got their name and was told Yes.  But WHY are they ALWAYS advertising?  
yes they offshore, otherwise not bad
they pay on time, pay rate is 6.5/9, insurance isn't great, but my supervisor and QA are good, they have incentives and overall are decent.
They offshore..nm
AND they don't offshore!!
They offshore, but don't really want you to know that. They

also slipped that the best dictators are offshored while the garbage is left for US MTs to do.   The recruiter told me that I was lucky that an account that almost never has any openings because all the MTs love it and don't leave had an opening.   After she mentioned the name I knew she was full of BS because I had worked on the account when I worked at YOG and I knew how difficult the account was.   When I talked to the team leader she told me what a difficult account it was and that they couldn't keep MTs on it because it was so difficult.  

The recruiter and the team leader IM'd the entire time I was talking to them, which I felt was very distracting and unprofessional. 

I turned down the position so can't give you any specifics, but they sure did leave a bad taste in my mouth and I would never recommend them. 

Wonder where there QA is located.   Oh, yeah, we got to fix those errors for peanuts per line.
I don't know if they currently offshore, but

they have in the past.   They lost so many accounts due to the poor quality of the offshore work.   Positions are IC only and no direct deposit.  I don't know how much work there is with Rad account, but there isn't much work otherwise. 

I wouldn't recommend QT until they can prove themselves again.  You can go back through the archives and read past posts about all the issues the last few months.   There are still lots of hard feelings and lots of good MTs still struggling trying to find positions with decent companies.   

Does MDI-MD offshore? SM
My primary will have work and managers starting getting huffy about TAT and then all of a sudden there is no work.  Very dissappointed that I'm on an account that is consistently running out of work.  Right now, I have nothing!
They (as far as we know) do not offshore, but
They have outsourced to a service -- no secret.
Please remember one very basic thing - business people are the same the world around - they are in it to make money. Sooner or later, Indian and other foreign companies are going to demand the same pay as American based companies (why should they continue to accept less money for the same work but with less profit). I truly believe that sooner or later (hopefully sooner) this will naturally cause a turnaround in routing of this work. Hopefully, for American companies, there will be SOME of us left who can actually do the work.
Offshore knows when they get same $ as US MTs
management may not tell you but believe me - there is more of it going on than the MTs know. If there are editors working there then more than likely the work is going to India or the Philippines.
No, they are not offshore!!

None of Axolotl's work is offshored.  We have more than enough work, too.

What kind of an organization would work towards taking away jobs from those who have been members for years??? I agree their guidlines SUK.
They have been sent offshore - seriously. I

even had one company slip during an interview and tell me that the good stuff was sent offshore.   It seems that the majority of the ESLs are the same nationality of the country that the work is being sent to and it would make more sense to send them those dictators. 

Re Offshore (FI, etc.)

Interesting point about learning they offshore and that would be all you'd need to know.  I certainly share those feelings but what, then, can I/we say about MQ?  Two of my closest friends (previous supervisors) say they'd never work for a co. who outsources outside the US.  When I started for the Q less than a year ago I honestly didn't know this.

Based on that, how many are actually doing it, etc.?  It'd be nice to hear more comments about this.

The only think I know is they offshore. sm
I saw an ad for Operations Manager and in the job description - responsible for our large offshore vendors...etc.

So what if they offshore...
Personally, I don't care if a company offshores. I am not going to further limit my employment opportunities by crossing off every company that offshores. There is not a thing we can do about it. The more we refuse to work, the more work will go offshore. Thatís just fact. Currently, I work for a company that does offshore and the work sent offshore is no worse or better than the work done right here at home. Of course, Im sure someone here will argue otherwise, but that has been my experience.
MDI-MD does not offshore
OSi does offshore....sm

I made an inquiry to someone there and was told out right that they do offshore. I too have noticed the work volume has hit rock bottom, all except for a select few accounts.  I was shocked about them suddenly getting rid of the team lead positions!!! That made me wonder for sure.........what is going on there?

DSG offshore
One of the previous owners has relocated offshore to run this side of the business. I didn't think it was a secret. They have always had an offshore alliance for at least the past 5 years.
it may be putting money in your pocket, but it is taking money from other people. you think we don't know what it's like to be hungry or need shelter? I'd say you are living in a dream. And the more work goes off shore, the more hungry and homeless America will have. Guess what? That costs us ALL. We all pay for health care for the poor, welfare benefits, housing protects, etc., and we all pay in one way or another from the demoralization of our society and for the crime that is sown by poverty. Look at the bigger picture. Quit thinking of only yourself or move to India!