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Please see post by "SM" near bottom of yesterday's KS thread. nm

Posted By: I beg to differ. on 2006-01-09
In Reply to: No this is not true. I got hired in December and started 3 days later. sm - KS MT


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See post re: hours at the bottom of this thread.
If it were, I woulnd't be complainin.
There is a thread at bottom of this page about TT
In a thread yesterday or the day before, a QT MT said that .... sm
she had heard from loose-lipped office staff, as I believe she put it. Soit was leaked out unintentionally but, I would imagine, not without merit.
Did you see the very long thread from yesterday about
OSI.   They said they did not offshore work, thus they were allowed to post here, but it turns out they didn't exactly tell the truth and they do offshore work, thus they are no longer able to post here.  
At the bottom of the post, it should say
reply by e-mail Click on that and type a couple of words and send it and it will get to me. :)
Open your original post and then near the bottom

of the page you'll see something about see related messages.  Click on that and it will bring up info.  You'll have to click on the posts.

See button "Apply Now" at the bottom of post.
post on this at the bottom of this board with flame
There is a post from yesterday about
midway down the page concerning this same thing. 
What happened to the post yesterday about C-TEch? sm

Does anyone know where it went?  It was a harmless question about info on the company ... did it get deleted?  I wanted to see if there were any follow ups.



Yesterday there was a job post and now it has been removed. Anyone know why that would happen?

There was a job post for Data Entry and Coding yesterday from telerecruiting@sbcglobal.net and today it's not there. Why? Also, has anyone EVER heard of Excalibur Remote Workforce Job services?

The thread should end with THIS post
Perfectly articulated and summarizes everything I felt reading her post and her apparent looking down her nose at that of us who do take these schedules so we can provide for our families.

While I'm sure my teenaged daughter would love to just hang out every weekend, she's understood from a VERY young age that mommy HAS to work to provide her with the things she needs in life, and I explained it and handled it in such a way that she understood. I never got any grief from her about it, and if it was an important event for her, I of course would juggle my schedule to make sure I could be there. I had a bright kid; she 'got' it. Mommy doesn't work = We don't eat. Plain and simple.

Big desire to attending church? Well, if it's an IC position, do your shift before or after services. Last I went, services did not last more than 1-2 hours. Don't understand the problem here, either.

Thank you for articulating precisely what it was that annoyed me about this poster from the get-go.
Your post belongs farther up. Did you not see the name of this thread???
That post was supposed to be on another thread but it seems to apply everywhere! nm
There originally was a long thread with this post. As
What does "sm" and "nm" mean?

I have seen it for so long and still cannot figure out when someone posts and they have an sm or NM at the end of their post, what do they stand for?  Thanks. 

In response to your quote: "sm)
doctors do not generate revenue, documents do.
In theory, that may be correct, but put on your thinking cap straight. If there were no doctors dictating, there would be no MTs transcribing the documents.
(that should be "sm" above) ... and the link works now.
Don't do it. Click on your original post and towards the bottom middle click
on related messages and you'll find lots of stuff, one of it good. 
Why don't you just go to the bottom
about Transcend, also many more if you search the archives.  Nothing has changed since 4 days ago. 
there is more down the bottom...sm
dated 10/8 starting with Lynn. Apparently SS is claiming they told this supposed Lynn person to post and see what other people say. Is that right? For all we know, Lynn is someone from SS. It's causing chaos.
IMO, the bottom line
after seeing all the negative posts must be Amphion (for no weekends unless you want them) and MDI-MD (for good Bayshore software).  Would most people agree?
If you go to the bottom of any page
there will be page # at the bottom.  If on page 1 click on page 2 to see the newest of the posts that have scrolled off.  You can then do a Ctl F to do a search.  I don't know how sensitive the search is, by I've seen it Cymed and CyMed. 
Usually they had a sticker on the bottom to tell

you what model # they are.   The majority of the foot pedals are Infinity brand and made in various offshore countries. 

If you know what platform they work on you can advertise that, and also the # of pins, or if USB, serial port or game port. 



Look towards the bottom of the page...
there a few comments.  Also try a search using MDI-MD, might turn up more comments that way. I've been interested in them, too, but last time I applied, they were only hiring for C-phone account and needed unlimited long distance.  I wonder if they will be going to internet only in the future, as I think they have some accounts that are internet.  Anyone know?
It's all about the bottom dollar
Who's going to buy all those cheap products when the peons have no jobs and thus no money.  I fear things are going to get a whole lot worse before they get better.
Bottom line...
Amphion employs the best of the best...if you can't cut it, they cut you loose...simple.
I would bet my bottom dollar you are
under 50! It is really funny because I hear these young starlets talking about how they would never have a face lift. I guess not in your 20-50 age range.
Not individually yet, but at the bottom of the - sm
post they did say the order in which people would go:

(8) The stepwise reduction in workforce will be based on the following:

- all independent contractors will be terminated;

- all MTs who produce less than 200,000 KS in a pay period will get their notice imminently;

- all very recent hires will get their notice on or around November 12th;

- MTs who produced less than full time Keystrokes are potentially subject to notice at or around November 12th.

That seems like more notice than most places give.

bottom line
Take the 8.5 job.

You get healthcare.

You get 50% of your soc. sec. paid.
Bottom line: You have to look out for yourself,
Probably if you go to the bottom of this page...
and just go by the page numbers you should find some recent stuff.
Right idea, but 8.5 cpl is far too low. Bottom
I say 'and up' because with 30 years' experience, Im only making 9.5 cpl, and am starving on it. 10 cpl should be newbie pay. Dont forget how close 8.5 cpl is to 70s wages. This is the 21st century, and we're working for 19th century wages.
No, but the bottom of the barrel after - sm
In-house MTs picked out the few okay dictators.  Now all my accounts seem to be is garbage ESLs right off the boat who scream, snort, whisper, and seem to speak in their native tongue while they bang the phone around, shuffle through papers, eat, talk to the staff around them. 
Bottom line....
When Americans leave this country, or when work is sent outside of this country, they/it should accept the fact that things may not go they way they hoped. Another example is Lisa Ling's sister. American officials do not have the right to go into another country and try to make them change their laws just because the victim or person on the bad end of the stick is an American.

The Thai ppl are handling Carradine's case just as they would for their own people. Just because their country does not conduct CSI-type investigations does not mean that American officials can just barge into their country and make them do this or that.

These MTSOs who are rapidly sending work to other countries will soon find out that this is not the thing to do. It's just a matter of time before a major breach or misuse of information occurs.
You need to look out for your bottom line (sm)
While the people at MDI are great, that is not going to pay your bills. They created the situation you are in and you should not have to HAVE 2 jobs. I say keep the second job, you just never know WHEN the low work will happen again, and it will.
Bottom line...
If an MT cannot keep up with the demands of the job while maintaining high-quality standards, then they need to find a different profession.  If a person feels that at 7 or 8 cpl they will not be able to correct and proofread their reports, then they either need to find a job that pays enough to do that or they need to find a different profession.  Is it acceptable for a physcian to slack when it comes to quality because he isn't being paid enough?  Is it okay for him/her to begin surgery and leave it half done because he thinks he will not make enough money off of this patient?  You see, this is ALL about the patient.  It is not about US.  We are here to service the patient and create an easy-to-read, accurate document of their encounter.  I know for myself, the day I cannot create a high-quality, accurate report is the same day I leave this profession.
If you will go to the bottom of this page and go back
you will see a number of very good and informative postings about TH.
It's fair if you want to live off of bottom pay.
Then it is fair. You can make good money by the line but you have to work 24 hours to do it.

No thanks. I have not been in the business 30 years for nothing.
Their pay is bottom of the barrel. You could easily

A recent job search placed them at the bottom in terms of pay and the schedule they assigned me. Move ahead to something better.

Bottom Line at Amphion
I have been reading all of the comments about Amphion and having worked there and done well and also knowing people who haven't done well I think the bottom line is that if you have 10-key skills (if you have to ask what that is you don't have them) you will do well.  Slow people and those who don't have 10-key skills will not do well at Amphion.  If you are fast and productive you can make a lot of money at Amphion.  It is not for everybody and certainly not for slowpokes.  Can we just see everybody's side to this drawn out saga and give it a rest now?  Thank you. 
Don't believe it if they say it. If it means the bottom line,
I think you need to suck it up and learn to do ESLs or you'll be left behind.

Bottom line on anything business is $. They can
If you click on your message, near the bottom you will

see in blue - see related messages or something similar.  Click on it and it will show you the most recent posts.  You do need to use your own judgement because management posts too and of course their posts are all favorable and basically say the same things, about how the MT wasn't reliable, couldn't do the work, poor quality, etc.  

I was viciously attacked a month or so ago.  I spoke the truth and the person(s) that posted don't know me to make the statements they did. 

I worked for SS and it was the worst place I've ever worked.  I won't repeat it here, but it is all well documented in the archives. 

well...your bottom line is lower

than I would accept.  I currently make 10 cpl and will not go lower than 9.5 for transcription and will not go lower than 5.5 for edit.

Now, someone making 7 cpl currently will say....yeah, I will work for 8 cpl, that is a raise for me.

Also, there are some out there making 3 cpl for edit, if they were offered 4 or 5, they would take it. 

How can we set a standard like this?

Bottom Line -- Mgmt always says that
cherry-picking is not allowed and will be dealt with; however, it very rarely is. If management is not going to take care of it, nothing you can do. Just type and go on. This way, you will get up to speed on these dictators and it will not matter in the long run.
MQ - their bottom line pay 2 cpl offshore or pay us NOTHING for ASR -nm
The bottom line is money...
3 cpl for VR...more money in their pockets.  On the contrary to some of the replys to my first message...VR does save a ton of money for these hospitals, but these MTSO's know that the MTs can do more lines per hour with VR and hence, lower the pay to 3...so disgusting.
I will join you at the bottom, no jobs for me either..nm
Waaaay down at the bottom of your screen sm
is a link to Moderators and at the very, very end is a link to contact us. It will take you to adminstration. Scroll all the way down the page and you should see them. Hope this helps!
Scroll down to the bottom of the screen and
go to page 2. There's a list almost at the top of the page. Hope this helps!