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Ok, I see your point. I apologize. (sm)

Posted By: nm on 2007-10-31
In Reply to: For someone not trying to be a smart A, you did a pretty good job of it anyway. sm - Nervous Nellie

There was a point in my life where I had kids and a family to support and so it was more crucial at that time for me to have work always.  Now I can be more flexible about it.  Didn't mean to be mean.  Sorry.


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Don't apologize
I was looking to see if you left an address. Good luck.
I do apologize

I took the fact that DRC was in California (I couldn't remember what town she said) and that it was a work from home company and just assumed....You are right, though, it's not the same company, and I shouldn't have jumped to conclusions.  She assured me they are certified with the AAMT (or whatever it's called! :) and they are legit. 


By the way, I got the job :) at 1-1/2 times what I am making now!!


I do apologize
Delete away.
I apologize...
....for my foul language; I'll refrain from using such offensive terms in the future. 
Don't apologize
Many of us have had these issues to deal with at certain times in our lives. Don't be sorry for coming on here to fellow MTs to vent. Worrying will not change things, of course. All you can do is your best. Are your bills paid? Is there food in your cupboards? If your needs are met, you're doing a lot better than some. I don't have much money at the end of my paycheck to put away, but all of our bills are paid and my kids' bellies are full, so I'm happy. Things do get tight, especially this time of the year, but it always seems to work out, and I will give credit for all of this to God. I have yet to see one promise He has made that has not been kept in our lives. Just keep doing your best!
I apologize (me), but
I have read a lot of posts and I do not know about which company you posted, but do agree that no one can guarantee work! I have read bad on both companies, but also good. Thanks, LOL.
I apologize

Getting ahead of myself and got misinformation.  *MDI-Maryland people are moving to Transcend as they are if they are ICs then they will remain so.*


I guess we are too early in the game....


 


Here, Here!, Welcome To, Although I don't apologize SM
for those who certainly wouldn't want me to, I enjoyed your description of the torch-bearing mob I've been imagining myself these past few days. :)
I apologize for the typos.
I guess I shouldn't try to type when I'm upset. 
Why should you apologize for your post?
Why are people crabbing about asking you to e mail? I thought the lunar eclipse was last week...but is there a full moon out there today? LOL
Okay. I apologize. Didn't know
anyone was allowed to have Monday off. That's what I was told when I started. Good thing for you because you don't have to worry about Monday-after-the-end-of-the-pay-period.
No need to apologize for length!
I am hoping for logical thinking in-depth reasoning such as yours. :)
Glad you feel better and we apologize, but sm
Administrator requested we come here.

I'm just reading up on the new changes, not posting except here, just for you!! :-)

Thanks for letting us invade this board for a while. This won't last forever. Probably a few MQers will be coming here soon to use the board as it is intended -- to find a new company LOL.

That wasn't meant as a "dis" to MQ, just that from what I read, the new program might not work for some. I'm just going to roll with the punches and come here later if necessary...

Thanks again!
I stand corrected and apologize to OSi
And, love the red coffee cup and candy. 
I apologize if I sounded rude to you
It just gets my goat when somebody seems to show a lack of professionalism and others of us work so hard to try and be the best MT we can be, and are working very hard to support our families.  The attitude of working whenever I feel like it causes companies to overhire and then the reliable MTs don't have enough work.  I am truly not trying to be rude to you and I do apologize if I sound that way, but your attitude is detrimental to the other MTs and also to any company that might hire you.  I am sorry, but I still would never hire somebody with that kind of a work ethic. 
I TAKE IT BACK and apologize. Someone out there truly believes we are
worth something. I think we have all been taken so many times and have become so paranoid that people are taking advantage of our desperation and vulnerability, we sometimes forget to people there are people out there that still value us and not DE-value us. Apologies to Ms. Reed!!!! 
I apologize for the mess, I actually was stupid

You didn't do anything wrong to apologize for.
It is totally appropriate to want to discuss some sensitive career matters privately. If someone is uncomfortable in e-mailing you, then that is absolutely their choice, but no one should dictate to you how you can and cannot communicate. Anyway, hope you get the information you're seeking.
I misread what you wrote and apologize.
My response below was a result of my misunderstanding!

My apologies, MtMommyof2!

I apologize ... that post has apparently

been deleted.  After posting above I went back to look at the post that I referred you to and I cannot find it.  It was posted either last night or this morning and there were several discussions concerning this. 


I apologize,..this post is INCORRECT...SM
this was incorrect information and i humbly apologize for any further postings below. you are correct...they are accountants. i ask forgiveness for anyone i have offended. i was offered a job by them and i could have sworn they said they were lawyers, not accountants. went back thru my stuff and you were were correct. i ask forgiveness of those that read here and i will be more cautious in my posts in the future, if i ever dare again.
Apologize for the misinterpretation, but I DO have a life .. sm
and a very good one at that!     
I apologize for any discord my post may have caused.
Again, despite other claims, it was not my intention to stir up such a big argument or to cause harm to anyone (including the company), and at this point the argument isn't even about the issue anymore. It seems to have morphed into an entirely different argument about whether people have the right to post pros and cons about issues within a company and where to post them. I think people should be allowed to express themselves freely on this board (under the discretion of the administrator) no matter what side of the issue they may be on, especially if all avenues internally have been exhausted . I have no desire to rehash, reargue, redefend myself, or re-anything. I think people can make their own determinations from everything that has just transpired that bad feelings have come from both sides of the issues. I just want to apologize for my part in it.
Actually, I apologize; your post just rubbed me the wrong way. sm
I get so tired of coming here and seeing the high drama and the name-calling when an obviously content employee is called management or recruiting by someone who is unhappy.

Anyway, I do still wish you luck in finding something more to your taste. Personally I trust what my STM tells me; she hasn't lied to me yet and I don't see why she would start now.
fatcat, your "heard" was in the right place! No need to apologize! nm
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I apologize if this sounds unkind, but it seems kind of cheesy to post sm

how great your company is and solicit referrals.  Perhaps you mean well -- I will certainly give you the benefit of the doubt.  But in my 30+ years of transcription, I have rarely found that it pans out to refer someone.  Granted, you say that the recruiter knows that you do not know these people and are just soliticiting the referral bucks, but it just sounds wrong for many reasons.  Heck, I have referred FRIENDS to companies I was happy with and either they hated the company and were mad at me (using the word mad loosely .. perhaps disappointed/whatever is a better choice) or they didn't measure up and the company was disappointed that I had referred such a person. 


Regardless, I am happy that you are happy where you are working.  THAT, for all of us, is the bottom line it would seem.  I want to have a home where I can just work and be happy for the rest of my working days, which will probably be until I'm 100, so I guess I had better make sure I AM happy! 


Good luck to all of us. 


Excellent point, and point in case
look at the charlatan christian in the
Whitehouse who uses religion to push his agenda...

Christian IS as Christian DOES...
I understand your point, my point is why can't MTs and QA work together..
being QA doesn't mean you are above everyone else, you are just an extra set of ears...and why do so many MTs take offense to QA??? That is my point...you made have had bad experiences in the past with QA but not all QA are bad...
Actually, I can see your point AND the opposing point
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I do see your point. sm
I just don't know how bringing up old news affects the here and now. The article did say that Linda only referred to this time period as the "black hole."

From what I can tell from the article, a lot of court, attorney and ESI quotes were quoted, but no real fresh news, i.e., something present. If this article was never published, I would have never known.

I also understand and recognize your personal feelings. How do you think that this is going to impact you and/or the MT community? It could go both ways of gaining clients or very wary practice managers.
My point exactly, and....

Respectfully, if this story had not been published, you would not have known.  You would have not been fully informed of the business history of fraud.  What if, for example, instead of selling your business to her, you entered a partnership with her ??  And then found out this history in the newspaper?  If it were me, I know I would feel pretty ticked off and deceived.   That negative association could possibly last a business lifetime for you. 


Execuscribe (Linda) had awards locally, and has been in several news clippings and featured in Inc. magazine.  She is definitely in the public eye.  She has to take the praise along with the truthful reporting of fraud in her business.  She owns both.  Would you vote for a political candidate with this history???  Would you want your son/daughter to marry somebody with this history??


Her clients may jump ship -- I know of 2 MTSOs locally who have already received inquiries to change providers.  They may change, they may not.  Are they wary?  YOU BETCHA!  But, why is that?  Not for anything they have done, but because they may be lumped into the "Execuscribe" category simply by association of being MT.  Don't ya think that's a bit unfair?  From what I've been told about questions asked to these MTSOs, they have to go in with their defenses lined up about how they DON'T do business, before they can even present how they DO business. 


There was no "slant" to RBJ reporting.  Simply the facts taken from court records.  It's fresh news if it has not been disclosed previously.   I, for one, will be watching them closely. 


you do have a point! nm

That's my point
The "not saying more" poster said "Don't believe everything you hear about Transcend. The GOOD MTs like this company" and made it sound like if you didn't like Transcend, you weren't a GOOD transcriptionist. Those that left were there for years.  They must have been doing something GOOD with the strict QA to last there for years.  If they were that bad, why would Transcend expect them to sign a waiver not to sue when they leave? Transcend could always say that the MTs sucked, they were unreliable, their QA was terrible, etc.  Instead they want to clear themselves from future lawsuits.  That alone says a mouthful.  So "not saying more" is just plain wrong in assuming that it's the MTs at fault.
You have a point.
That would be the only drawback for me was the pay. I make 9 cpl now and at Amphion I would probably only make 7.5 to 8 cpl maybe. But I love the fact that I wouldn't have to work, weekends, evenings or holidays and I can spend that time with my family. I also am trying to consider the fact that if I get a good tax return this year I will pay my SUV off and that would save $300 a month. My baby is due any day now. The hospital I am working at has me working Labor Day (if I am not in labor), and Christmas. I worked Christmas last year and that was bad enough but this year will be my baby's first Christmas and mommy will be pounding away at the computer while dh, MIL and my other dd have the big family gathering.

OK I am not bitter.....lol. Probably just PG hormones.

I also see the point, however, sm
I meant no harm, just trying to offer help and/or encouragement to the original poster.  Most probably I could have done with just saying QA lest someone be offended.  I expect anyone who has ever been in the position of having that type of QA person would call that type of person the same, or worse, than I did.  Matter-of-fact, in real life I swore viciously at my monitor over that type QA person and called her everything but a good milk cow.  'Course no one saw or heard me and my email to the super was quite professional and simply referred to her by name. LOL
My point, exactly. Thanks. nm
:)
Yes I am, to the point I am looking for another job. nm
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This is my point
MTSOs have to be willing to walk away. Yes, the facility can find someone to do it cheaper and more than likely, the quality will reflect this. A company I used to work for had a large hospital account with all overseas MTs on it. I did QA for this account. The MTSO was dumb enough to release several of these MTs from QA which allowed them to upload directly to the hospital. I'm laughing as I type this. Two weeks later, the hospital had bailed. Account gone...POOF!

I can only imagine what those reports looked like that the offshore MTs were uploading. QA is like life support for the offshore MTs. They will always need it 24/7. What company in their right mind would allow these people who understand nothing about the english language and proper grammar - to come off of QA? Unbelievable!
and your point is?

That's not the point...sm
Word Expanders have NOTHING to do with being paid for spaces.
That was my point :)
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Yes they do... but I think the point is that it is not always right.
NM
And your point is.....
LOL.... Having postings proves nothing. And you cannot follow directions obviously.
the point is . .
I've been in this field almost 25 yrs. and even back when things were so much better, there were the catty, whiny people who chose to be unhappy no matter what. At least here we don't have to click on their posts, now do we? I hope as I get older, I won't have one of those permanent frowns I see people like that acquire. Such unpleasantness is such a turnoff. This is the first time I've come to this site in 3 mos. because I got so fed up with the petty nastiness. Sorry to see nothing's changed. :0)
And your point is what? I said
it had been at least that long, so if you are correct that there has only been 1 male supervisor, guess that's who we're talking about. 
Exactly my point...
As long as this is the way we look at things, it is the way it will be. Once again, you have a couple of people who have had a bad experience, therefore ALL employers are bad.

With this kind of attitude, it's no wonder that many employers think of MTs as a group of whiners. We make that bed for ourselves.
Just want to point out...
This is NOT about ethniticity or race or anything like that. I was a marketing executive before I opted to do this and stay home with my daughter and worked with many, many foreign countries and people. The work is just as good and some cases better. HOWEVER, this whole situation is not good for anyone involved us as US-based transcription and the transcriptionists in India. They aren't being paid fairly and the AAMT has made things sound quite a bit better to them than it ever will be as many of us know from experience. As far as the horror being turned out by US MTs, in your particular situation or not, there are, in every profession, the bad apples. While unfortunate, I know that most of us care about our work quality and strive every day to put in 100% to make sure each and every sentence, word, note, dosage and spelling are perfect and correct. I have also found that those companies that treat there transcriptionists as people and with a lot of respect and awesome, noninsulting QA tend to be those high-rated professionals who are confident, hardworking and 110% more dedicated, in my particular situation.
At what point
did we resign ourselves to just being paid on time being enough from a company?  There are good companies out there that pay on time but are fair and honest.  Focus just ain't one of 'em.  If anyone has worked for Focus full-time for any length of time and still think they are a good company, I got some ocean front property in Arizona and a couple bridges for sale. 
Can't do that at this point. SM
I'm still in the honeymoon phase and wouldn't feel comfortable singing the praises of another company until I have at least given them 90 days.
Point well taken - but here's what I did
Due to being very poor working as an MT (LOL) I have had to stop buying the better grades for a time. As soon as I heard the recall, that was the day I started making my dogs food (anyone with recipes for cats?)

My reseach - and the dogs reaction!! shows the following to be safe and nutrious. Don't know if it contains everything needed in the right quantities, but you can Google recipes for dogs and choose/design your own... I baked bunch of baking potatoes till very done. Roughly chop in bowl. Add broccoli, carrots, some cheese, and your choice of meat (doesn't have to be a lot). They (3 large dogs) STAND AT THE GATE waiting to be fed and NEVER leave anything in their bowl.

Moral of the story? We don't have to make FOR PROFIT corporations richer at the expense of our beloved animals. It literally takes just a few minutes to make their food - and I don't freak out that I am unintentionally poisoning them.

This is the whole point of MT...
All of the below goes with the job. Where they mess up grammatically or terminology wise, we are educated to be the one to catch it. They are educated to be the ones to save lives and are owed that due respect. Be thankful we have these physicians for our families and children regardless of their annoyances and that you have a good job instead of complaining about it. Complaining = foolishness