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Please stand by and wait your turn to be called a liar.

Posted By: sm on 2008-08-28
In Reply to: LOL, Wah? I'm glad I left during....sm - aa

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Please stand by and wait your turn to be called a liar.
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Well you called her a liar. We have a lot of new MTs
who appear to be happy. When you call someone a liar, you should be prepared to back up that claim. I am sorry they changed their mind on the trainer position. Perhaps they put it on hold. At least they told you that they decided not to hire anyone. Some companies leave you hanging.
No one has had to wait six weeks to start. You are a liar and a troublemaker.
We also do not supply equipment any more, so that is another lie. Unreturned phone calls? Another lie. All 8 people in the office answer the phone and take care of the person who called immediately.

You are a troublemaker and obviously have nothing better to do than post lies.

The only time posts get pulled is when someone calls someone out by name or gives away account or confidential information.

There is NO ONE that has slipped through the cracks. No one.
You called the owner a liar just because she changed her mind
about a position. What about that constitutes a lie?
Absolutely. The longer we wait to stand up to
these snakes, the harder the fight will be. We all should have started speaking up a decade ago, but instead for the most part we opted to take a 'wait and see' approach. Maybe things would get better. Maybe VR really WOULD 'increase our earnings' [hah!] [snort!], or maybe offshoring would be outlawed. But it didnt happen, and why should it, if no one complains? If lettuce-pickers in the Salinas Valley can organize and get themselves a better deal, then American medical transcriptionists should be able to do the same.
You are just a liar
You are making this up!
never said that- I am not going to subject myself to this anymore-- just love my job and that's that.
I am sorry if you took that I called you a liar, just thought you should share the info- I don't search this board too often. I was looking word help and thought I would jump on to see if there was any GOOD news about our direct deposit and ran across all this. Again, sorry if you felt that I called you a liar- don't know you to do that!
Hey, you don't have to call me a liar ...
What I said is absolutely true for me. It may not be the case for other people, but my experience has been very positive with WMX. So, it's not a crock of sh##. I'm not trying to talk for other people, just telling about my own, true, actual experience.
or maybe you can't ADD. Liar. $20.00 in your dreams!
don't even think you'll make that kind of money there. They pay about 6 cents a line for typing and 3 for speech recognition editing. It's an insult.
Thank you. I am not a liar. I send the reports too
because I was warned with a written warning. So, I upped the ante and started doing the required line count and quality flew out of the window.
A person who has proven to be deemed a liar

Calling someone a liar is not a small thing. I am not defensive.
I know the owner and have for a few years. When I see someone call someone a liar, I want to know what constitutes a lie in your opinion?
well she is a liar then. the majority speaks and the truth has been heard. sorry, actions speak

They have called me twice and I have not yet called them back
Per your recommendation, I just might. Thank you.
I called and called and e-mailed my STM. When that got no

results I went over her head.  Got another account, but with 3 accounts still not enough work to get in more than 20 hours/week.  I worked a shift that was part 2nd/part 3rd.  Some days OT was offered, but then there wouldn't be work the next day. 

Where do you turn if you have went
to your supervisor and even one step above to her supervisor and still get the same BS - what then? I have begged and pleaded for over a year to be taken off the account I am on now and be placed back on my orginal account. In one ear and out the other. I had no problem with them either until they put me on this account "only to help out." With all the office closing it is like talking to some secret agent when you try talking to a supervisor - you get NO WHERE.

I'm sorry to show my ignorance, but where is SL?

I am very glad that you are happy and I do hope that it stays that way for you. I used to feel the same way. I never had a problem with communicating until all this closing office stuff started. I think as a long time employee I do have a right to know what is going on, but that is just me.
My turn
I returned to KS 3 months ago after leaving and going back to MQ. Talk about a company in trouble? MQ should go into the Guiness Book. I am back with KS and happy as can be. KS will continue to grow because the owner is honest and sincere. I know because of how she has helped me personally with several issues. So, for those who bash KS, ignore them please. There is no perfect MT company in this country and there never will be. For me, KS is home for good. For others, it just may have not been in the cards.
you then turn off the TV - get over yourself...nm
Turn it down!
How many hours a day will you need to work in order to make good money??!! Let them edit their own work for peanuts. I can make more transcribing than sifting through garbage dictations from not-so-great MTs.
I would turn them in for sure! Nothing OSi does
would surprise me.  I quit working for them because of all the phone calls to work on my day off, etc.  That company is so unprofessional and unorganized. 
Enough to turn me off, too! nm
Why would they turn on her? Because most likely, she's one that
Like these ads that state Must have at least 20 years of experience, no exceptions, must work well independently, must be dependable, must know our software inside and out, and must be able to produce 1500 lines a day (... and oh, yeah, pay is 7 cpl). Sorry, but any self-respecting person would take a job that pays more for the same amount of work! That's a given. This MTSO says she does the same - finds the MTs that will do the same amount of work for less pay and grabs them. Absolutely no difference. It works both ways, show some loyalty and respect and you'll receive that in return. Something tells me if she found an MT willing to work for an even lower rate than the ones she has now, she'd dump her current MTs in a heartbeat so she could rack up more money in her piggy bank. Pathetic. All that said, I don't even believe a word she says. Smells like a troll to me.
Yes, I turn one in.
I have worked for other companies on Bayscribe where I have not been required to turn in a line count, but Oracle does request you turn one in. It really is no big deal.
You do not have to turn one in and you will
Since you are IC, they want to cover THEIR bases with the IRS by saying you have invoiced them, when in reality, they couldn't care less about your invoice; they pay you what they get on line count, not what you come up with.....

Of course, that is completely illegal but it is done anyway. according to IRS guidelines, as an IC you determine pay rate and YOU invoice them for the amt owed you, but they are not following that. Like I said, they are just trying to cover themselves in case someone said anything but on the other hand, wage and hour would definitely be interested in their practices as well as the IRS.

Many do this, however....
Did you turn them down?
After your schooling (as it sounds like you got a job elsewhere).

If so, was it a cpl issue?

Thanks for any further info.
LOL!!! Okay - here's my posting - your turn!
HIlarious in a sick control freak kinda way!

Thanks for the advice, now it's my turn...

I understand exactly what you are saying and I agree with you.

Please let me share my experience from an MTs point of view.  After submitting my resume, then passing the tests (no ESLs), interviewing via phone and lastly being hired, I was very excited to start with a national company.  Everything was going fine.  Then I started making line count.  Eventually my line count took me up to bonus level.  Then all of a sudden POW - I'm nailed with 10 other doctors from the same account that I never knew existed.  Where were those doctors when I was first put on the account?  Now, I make $11 an hour in a profession I have been doing for 8 years.  Your getting those replies because all the good MTs (like myself) are finding employment outside of this profession.  You may not offshore now but you will because all the good MTs are getting fed up with this crap!  If you think 8 to 10 is a good salary, then you type the reports.  Better yet, just type the ESLs!    

I had to turn down an MTSO for this. No way would I
Don't forget to turn them in to the IRS! nm
This is when you turn over specific
examples to your supervisor and get some answers. I would keep a record of every inconsistency and send them in.
All they have to do is turn the tracking
on the report and they will see what has actually been transcribed.
No, but you may have to turn in work
Their testing page alone was a turn-off! (nm)
There are other honest MTs who turn a decent
pull the plug on them before the notice can be fully worked...suddenly you cannot access your account because the MTSO found a replacement and locked you out.

So for whatever ill feelings you have from people who have burned you, there are MTSOs who do the same or worse. To use your obviously bitter thinking, isn't it good all MTSOs are perfect? ~rolling eyes~
Yes, let's hear it for win-win situations and turn this around.
I heard she didn't turn him in when another MT
Not sure what that had anything to do with the AC.  Wasn't like she was directly involved.  Besides, what happens outside of work is no one else's business.  In with the bad....out with the good......
So whata do, turn them in and lose
your job? I am supposedly dependent and yet have set hours I am supposed to work and only if asked to work overtime is that varied from. I really love my job and do not mind the hours but was asked to let them know at first which hours I could work and would be working.
So how did this thread even turn to "racism"? (sm)
Originally we were talking about certain countries with low standards taking our jobs away from us because of greedy companies. And suddenly it's racism. A bunch of posts got yanked, and suddenly the spin put on them was that we were all getting racist.
Would the last one at FutureNet turn out the lights?

anyone else getting no job available?

No need to turn the table to innocent MTs
You obviously weren't employed at OSi when the offshoring mess went down, causing the former QA manager to lose her job because she mistakenly let the cat out of the bag about the offshoring - which was a big secret until that happened. Then the current so-called manager threatened to quit and/or blackmail if she was not given the job promotion.

Pray tell me, what MTSO in their right mind would give a quality management position to a person who can't construct a sentence or even spell Douglasville, for goodness' sake? Not only that, but constantly harass the best MTs over insignificant crap until they leave? OSi, that's who.

OSi is a dirty company doing dirty business.

BTW, they have to train the newbies on the harder accounts because MT's with experience are so threatnening to the QA manager that she makes their lives so miserable they have to quit. Then she hires newbies to do QA to boot. What a scam, this OSi.
Turn-Around-Time Transcription anyone?
This is a very small company based in Glendale, CA with 1 or 2 hospitals. 
Continue to turn down work.
That's okay, limit yourself. It leaves more work for people like me who can walk into a job and transcribe most anything. I don't understand folks that don't want to learn and then complain that they can't find a job. Go figure.
Have yet to turn loose of the mouse
On on end, makes no difference about using hot keys or not, most really good, very few errors to change but so long on the mouse, will just stay.
That's when the transcriptionists turn into editors - nm
Absolutely had my turn in hell...
I used to work at MQ. 
At least you stand up for yourself!

I am the HR person, QA, and trainer for a small company.  We've had the same employees for more than 5 years, some as long as 10.  Recently we had to hire a few new people because of growth. 

People talk about wanting to be respected and wanting to keep the work here.  I agree this needs to be done but in order to do that we have to have qualified people.  IF somebody passes our simple test, which is transcribing real files, and we hire them, we tell them their line requirement.  We don't even require set hours.  We get people who won't do 200 lines per day, much less what is required.  We get people who say they have 10 years of experience, yet require total read throughs, which cost us money.  The incredibly bad ones we have to let go, which is incredibly hard for me to do, then come here and post how horrible the employer is.  They don't mention the fact that 1) they still have our equipment even though they have their last check, 2) they failed to do their required lines per hour, 3) half the time they just didn't work at all PERIOD.  Or I invest a great deal of time in training them and they quit with reasons like I didn't realize it would take four hours to work part time and get my lines, I didn't know working at home was like having a REAL job.

I don't know anything about your company at all, but I do know the frustration at being hammered on these forums without the real stories being told, so I think it's great that somebody actually takes up for their company.  We do not outsource, but I have edited for companies who do, and the work is there ON TIME, even if it has to have minimal editing.  If someone is sick, there's somebody to back them up.  No whining, no emails from people who say that for the 10th time this month there was a wreck and their power is off, the dog is sick, I fell and hurt my back again, my dad is going to be ill in December so I'll need time off, my car broke down and I had to walk 5 miles home so that's why I am 8 hours late getting on, I was out all night partying and I have too much of a headache now to work.  It's a real shame for the people who actually do work their tails off.


What does TTS stand for? nm


Take a stand.

Lest we get redirected to the politics board, let me make a few general observations.  I would not look to the companies for resolution.  They are only one player among many whose greed holds our country in their clutch...a tight, squeezing grip that impoverishes the poor, enriches the wealthy and make economic refugees of the ever-shrinking middle class.  Look beyond the corruption of the politicians and whatever despair, frustration and hopeless you may feel.  For a long and single moment, stare far back into the eyes or our history and ask these questions over and over and over again:

Why are we paid wages like we're a third world country. It'd be nice just to meet the bills, but between low wages and high costs of having insurance, which we have to have because our antidepressant medications are so flipping high, who can survive doing this anymore? 

They are your questions.  They are mine too. Why, indeed.   Go and find your answers.  Seek educated and balanced debates pros and cons, right and left. Here's a hint on how to start.  You'll have to switch to something besides Fox and CNN to find this.   Listen to the candidates.  Follow the rhetoric and their platforms.  Watch closely and be a tough critic.  Put yourself around others who share these perspectives.  Listen and contribute, teach and learn from one and the other.  Identify your agenda and then go out and promote and support it. 

Do this between now and this time next year.  Then show up at the polls.  You will know what to do.  If you don't get what you want from the leadership and the legislators, do not disappear into the corner of the country.  Get out there and go for it, over and over.  This is not wasted effort.  If you were a child of the 60s or 70s, you would believe this.  In my life, sweeping, long-reaching and lasting reform has come and gone.  Minorities and women still reap the benefits of those efforts from so long ago.   The time is ripe for history to repeat itself.

PS:  If this were 1970, you and I would be organizing (watch out, here comes that dirty word) LABOR UNIONS. 

Could not stand it ..
First post I read was how nobody needs the BOS. Then I read this .. some days you just have to wonder how in the world people make a living if they really feel there need be no rules or standards. Forget India or Manila or Pakistan and for God sake, remember patient safety. There is a reason for standards and every time I come here I see someone shooting themselves in the foot with their incredibly illogical logic. Our jobs are about patient safety .. first, foremost and always.
What does LTS stand for?