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Old posts had people not getting paid money due them when they decided to leave. nm

Posted By: Good luck nm on 2007-01-30
In Reply to: I know this has been asked before but are there any more opinions on Landmark Transcription and also - looking


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I agree...that is why I finally decided to leave...
when there is work everything is great, but every time works runs out they decide not to answer e-mails, et cetera...and the cycle continues that way...I still have friends that work there and nothing has changed...
Oh, yea -- PAID, too. Grandmother PAID LEAVE would be a great drawing card to TT !!

Just love that PAID TIME OFF !!

Loosing money by having MTs leave
and having to retrain new ones. If Transcend cares about their MTs half as much as has been stated on this board then they need to step in and fix the issues at MDI on the management level in order to continue with their revenue increases!
To each their own. I enjoy the incredible money I make at QT. Would never leave!!!!! nm
Paid maternity leave?

I was wondering if anybody knows of any companies that offer paid maternity leave.


The only way I know to get paid maternity leave is if you have
your sick time/vacation time built up. You can take off with the Family Leave Act (or whatever it is called) but I don't know of any that actually pay you for maternity leave.
Paid maternity leave?
Do any companies still offer paid maternity leave (6 weeks)? Medware used to but doesn't anymore. Do any still offer this or just hospitals?
Who gets paid holidays & maternity leave? I'm an IC nm
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?
No work, no paid downtime, bennies might leave...
I know 14 people who want to leave OSi
Why did the MQ people leave?
Try googling the words MQ and LAWSUITS and see what has happened to this company over the past few years. Not pretty.
Not true. I believe TransTech either offers paid maternity leave or is about to.
Unbelievable! I work for Transtech and got PAID maternity leave! Some of these
companies need to take a lesson from them.
Paid maternity leave at TransTech? Is that for real? Any details
would be appreciated.  TIA
TT has paid maternity leave? Sounds too good to be true..
Just wondering if anyone has used this paid maternity benefit?  Is there a catch? This is such a rare benefit now days it just seems too good to be true.
Amphion have a lot of people leave? sm
Did more people leave?  I do not see that work has picked up that huge of an amount.  I am really tired of jumping accounts.  Anyone else?
IMO, so many people have quit, they leave
the names on there to pretend everyone is still with them! Either that or they are so disorganized no one knows who actually works there and who doesn't.
too bad you all would rather let people leave than move to one of these
new accounts that are going live each week. All that hype that Transcend values its employees is just words on paper, but has never been put into practice.
If you leave, they win. Some of these people can get really nasty...sm

especially when you bite back, but if all the nice decent people leave, the nasties win, and we no longer have a place to come and help each other out, blow off some steam, and have a laugh or 2. 

It is probably just a few nasty people.  They hide like cowards behind name changes, and pop on and off, but if you pay attention to what they say and how they write, you see the pattern and who they are. 

There are a couple who are particularly nasty.  You just have to either bite them back, kill em with kindess or just totally ignore them.  They do it just to push your buttons, so you really should not let them run you off completely.  There have been a few times I have let these people get to me, and I swore I would never come back here, but I really like the nice people who are here, and even though I have many years experience, I am a humble person and know I can always learn something.  This board can teach you a lot.  The helpful people here have provided fantastic web sites and information you just can't find anywhere else. 


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.
I get paid great money being an MT - sm
If you aren't happy with where you are, look elsewhere or get your own accounts.  There IS money to be made; keep looking.
All new MT's should be warned that the money paid for

Once people started to leave last year
and the company was up for sale and more office employees started to leave, we should have seen it coming. All the red flags were present I just didn't want to believe it..such a sad day..I wonder if anyone will work this week?
I'm probably 1 of 3 people to ever leave TransTech over a year ago.
I don't work there anymore, but I know people who do, and she did not leave. pls r/o
That person has not left the company, and she is still wreaking havoc.  LOL 
I make far more money on VR. I also get paid a good SM
line rate for it, so that helps. I am paid 7 cpl for VR.
Old posts say they pay late and only in Canadian dollars, not US money. nm
Lots of people are happy with them, but you DO have to "clock out" every time you leave your
Nice people, easy clinic work, leave you alone, but low pay. nm
It is like people who are not making money get mad at the ones who are....
doesn't make sense...I love working for Keystrokes...make good money, leads are fantastic and I have great accounts...
Agreed. Could not make any money there. Platform is horrid. I wouldnt matter if you were paid 18 cpl
if you couldnt get a good line count in.
Job ad posts are free. We aren't being paid for them, so
because no money is being given. Administrator
Here's a news flash for you... many people make MORE money editing....sm

in the same # of hours in a day than they do straight transcribing.  I know because I and others with the company I work for do.   When I was straight transcribing I averaged making $12 an hour.  Now that I'm editing about 90% of the time I'm averaging making $13.50 an hour.  Now THAT pays the bills faster, and I'm still working the same # of hours a week! 

Just because someone posts that VR is the wave of the future doesn't mean they're in management - they're just being realistic about what is happening in this industry (just as they referred to the copier and PCs).  

Of course if you think it's really going to hurt you to do VR then perhaps you should go back to an IBM typewriter and get your own accounts.  After all - using a PC and expanders is helping you get paid for work you're not actually transcribing (yup, think about those expanders - I bet you're not fussing over getting paid to have those kick in instead of having to type out those words, or consider the header information that blows in for you from an ADT feed that you're not having to manually type). 

I had a hard time making money. Nice people though! nm
I do not know anything about the company, but did read posts that they paid late. sm

The pay was decent, though, at 10 cpl, but it was 3rd shift every weekend, and I decided to pass just in case I ever decide to get a life. 

Sounds like you had a bad experience -- sorry for that.  Hope wherever you are at now is better. 

This job is only good for extra pin money for people that have other regular income coming in.
It may end up being a good job for people that are experienced and on social security and have other investments now for some extra money.  Would never want to have it to pay all bills.  No way.
There were people who ignored all the posts

about how horrendous Heartland was and several have posted in the last month or so how sorry they are that they didn't listen, that everything said was true.

Heartland offshores big time on top of all the other stuff and I don't think there is any hope of an improvement.

QT Medical (qtmedical.com) is hiring, good wage, nice people, no offshoring, lots of work, direct deposit, QA manager really nice, not too many bad ESL.  They provide foot pedal/software, can work in Word or WP5.1 your choice usually although I think some accounts are just Word, nice gift at Christmas and MT week, they leave you alone as long as you do what you are supposed to, no nasty e-mails, no IM, I think they only have IC positions so no benefits.  You can apply on-line or call Kelli.  No special platform,  a few pages of do's and don'ts but not bad and you'll quickly learn them, daily feedback, only need to enter patient's name, the rest of the demographics automatically entered.  Not sure what the current cpl is, but they pay on gross line. 



I have seen some other posts on these people--sm
in the archives. some were not good, stating they were not getting paid and the company would no longer communicate with them, etc. I never had that problem, but you just never know. As an IC, in my opinion, it would be easier for a company to not pay you and get away with it. I have seen that problem happen alot on this board. I guess they feel that once they stop communicating with you, there is little you can do to get your money. You can, but it takes alot of effort on your part. There are good company's and bad company's. I have experienced both. You just have to be objective, keep your intuition tuned, and take a chance sometimes. If your gut tells you not to, listen, because it is generally right. I work for a small MTSO out of California and we discussed all these issues of concern before I even started working for them. If they are a legitimate company, they should have no objections to answering your questions or belaying your fears. They are just as cautious as you are, because they don't want to get a bad employee either. These are just some helpful hints, I hope. It is never easy to know who to trust. good luck to you.
People were asking about them down a few posts. nm
If you look back in the archives people left when they realized they couldn't make money with it.
People who paid for a CMT after their name were
Everyone IS paid by the line. I read your posts and feel like I'm in the Twilight Zone.
Why is it that whenever someone posts an opinion, people here
I am going to give up these boards because they are so depressing.  This business is in the toilet for sure and I know why everyone is flipping out but I just need to get away from it all.
Why not? One of the few posts that got people thinking
There were just posts about SR people being left go
typing.  Something smells fishy there.
Right now not too many people answering posts unless
I paid people to test
Before half my work went to cheaper services, I paid people for their tests. Why look at old work for a test when I could send out a current sound file and grade it rather than work it up myself. Because I have moral standards, I would pop a check in the mail to the tester. I had to lay everyone off when they pulled all the easy ones and left me with the harder docs. It wasn't India that stole my biz but rather a desperate American MT who sold out the profession when she bid such a cheap rate. For her cheap rates, she gets the gravy work. I suppose I'm disillusioned now, but it's better than having illusions.
Actually, no. Most people would get paid at work!
Not that many QA people are paid by the hour sm
I am on furlough from a job that paid me hourly to QA. I was paid $16 and hour and I can do almost double that with VR or with typing. I QA for other reasons.

At my FT job that I still have, the QA is paid 3.5 cpl to edit reports and VR is 4.5 cpl. Given what QA has to deal with, which are traditional reports with the worst dictators and numerous blanks, that is almost not enough. Our VR platform is good, not outstanding, good. I have reports where I hardly change a thing and I feel overpaid. One of our accounts has MTs who are not doing their VR properly and the VR on THAT account is a pain in the backside. My primary is excellent, however, and I got to 400 lph in the first couple of days I used it. About 10 days in, I did more like 500 an hour today.

VR is not for every MT. Typing the old-fashioned way is not for everyone either. Personally, I am glad that no one has offered me hourly to do VR because they would not pay me what I am already making...and it is early days yet. Paying QA hourly has lead to some pretty shoddy work and QA people who bilk the system, I know because I have seen it.

Your points are valid. I am wondering what VR system you are using and who you work for. I tried it on WordClient Extext about a year ago...AWFUL. I am on ExEditor now and it is a breeze. I have a friend who has done Escription for a few years and loves that platform. Now, both Escription and ExEditor learn corrections as they go along. The problem is that so many MTs don't know their stuff, have a slightly different style or, sadly, don't care about their work and they are not actually editing the work. That adds up to a mess for those who care about their work, know their stuff and are making an honest effort. My main account has the best our company has to offer in the way of MTs because the account is very picky. End result? Excellent and constantly improving VR script.

There are just so many variables with this, more than with traditional MT, even with ESLs figured in.

Oh and by the way, we have some terrible ESLs they put through VR and I love it! Slow boring dictators are easy with VR. Even the slurring, sloppy talkers are good. Add in that my hands hurt a lot less and I am less tired at the end of a day...well I am ecstatic.
I remember some posts at the beginning of the year from a lady who didn't get paid - she was stea