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See, it is working, we are strong and standing up for our American sister MTs!

Posted By: mary k on 2006-05-09
In Reply to: There are companies that take a stand against offshore and mean it. sm - Angry4U

We can make this a positive. You are already doing that! We former Heartlanders appreciate what you have done for us. We cannot remain silent.


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Every American MT should boycott working for any company that outsources! n/m
GRRRRR!
Why in the world are American MTs working for India who treat you so disrespectfully?
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Thank you for standing up for MTs
You are absolutely correct, the more you make, the bigger target you are to fall the hardest.  I would just like to write that I am a very good MT.  I am leaving this field because I have been employed by companies that promise the world, but never deliver.  I get offers reguarly, but this business is cut throat and I do not want to be a part of it any more.  Thank you for standing up.  Just because I am leaving this field, does not mean I am a lazy MT or not a good MT.  I AM A GOOD MT.
why are they still standing?
How long can one company not pay people without some sort of legal punishment? I have seen negative messages about this company on this board for who knows how long....a couple years I've been on here. Can the workers and past workers not start a class action against this company? Morally, I could never do people that way.
They are going strong!!

AccuStat has moved their office to a larger location in Myrtle Beach and opened a couple other offices in other places as well.  They have not shut down.  I have worked for them for four years now and they are going great and a great company to work for!


Standing ovation for this (nm)
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This post was standing up for GP...
it was directed to the other poster who keeps harassing GP. Read the last paragraph of the OP's post.
Responses too strong
For someone who is just happy with their job. Something fishy here.
It is a long standing issue at

Davis Transcription including bounced checks (notice I did not say check).  I gave up.  My work is worth some respect and that is measured by when the company pays.  She has excuse after excuse and the office staff just floats along with her.  Soooo glad I left! 


Good luck


If that's the case, bravo for her for standing up
for her beliefs. I took a stand on mine when I quit a former job. All the best to her if that's the case.
Insulting others who are hurting is not standing up for yourself
Don't fool yourself into thinking what you have up your back is a backbone ;-)


This company is only for the strong of heart
or the very desperate.  Owner and QA degrade you and they do want 7-day coverage.
My accounts were not dropped. They were still going strong nm
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Unbearable is a really strong description
for an account.  I've read similar on other forums, so think I may pass.  Difficult, challenging, OK. Unbearable = a bit scary.
Those things go to the strong, who FIGHT for them.
and tell themselves how 'lucky' they are to have a job at all. I sometimes can't believe how brainwashed so many MTs are.
Profitable and strong company

In your speech you said the company is still profitable and doing well. OF COURSE IT IS, why wouldn't it be when you pay slave wages to educated, knowledgeable workers. And like the prior poster, I do assume you will be taking pay cuts as well.


R.H.Occupant-the sad thing is the door is standing
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How strong is the tech support at your MTSO? nm
nm
Last year PT was 600 lpd. Lack of communication & strong
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A bit strong. Transcend is good depending
I have worked with them in the past and returned 3 months ago. I am on a really really difficult ESL account, and I am having a learning curve to get to my full-time lines. But, the team lead and my regional manager have been a safety net for me by being very supportive and always addressing my concerns. I must say my account is not for the faint of heart, but the Beyond TXT is fine for me and I am getting there. The major reason why I am sticking out the learning process is because of my supervisor is so supportive and flexible with me taking longer to get my lines. I just about make my bills, and did not make the sign on bonus which is a negative. However, I will stick it out b/c I know that I can do it and make good money here. If you can do ESL and get a good supportive supervisor I would suggest you give it a serious consideration. I do believe there is money to be made at this company and there are a lot of people who have been there many many years. Good luck to you.
A company feels like if you keep your credit in good standing, then
they can expect the same from you. I am in total agreement with a company checking, I have nothing to hide, in fact am very proud of what my credit score is. They donít care what you owe or how much you owe, the only thing they are looking for is how do you handle your credit. When you are renting now, places check your credit. Smart move on their part.
I agree, strong accusations and easy to do anonymously.
Use your real name, like Rhonda had the guts to do. Even if what you say about Rhonda is half way true (doubtful) -- at least she had the guts to use her real name.
Gourdpainter - Aren't you the MT being sued by MTSO for slander/standing up? Yeah I need that.
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You said it sister
Honey..just go get yourself a job in house somewhere so you can get paid by the hour even when the census is low. This happens everywhere this time of year.EVERYWHERE..I'VE been doing this crap for 30 plus years...EVERYWEHRE honey! and dont give me no &_^)* about spelling because off time I don't worry about it
right on, sister!
i think you made excellent points in an intelligent way!

I must say the thing that bothers me is when I see a post that says, Hey, has anyone heard of ______? and in reply, you get anonymous responses like, STAY AWAY! or RUN AS FAST AS YOU CAN! or HORRIBLE, EVEN WORSE THAN ______!!!!!

What I would prefer to see is Run as fast as you can BECAUSE _________ i.e. didn't pay on time, run out of work every day, all the accounts suck, etc. I think this correlates directly with the points you made. As hard as it is to believe, some people with family obligations, mental health issues, drug and alcohol problems don't always mind if they run out of work an hour or two before their shift is over, especially the people who are manic and did 2000 lines in 3 hours. So those people might be interested in a job that runs out of work, know what I mean?

To me, that is bashing, just where you see THEY SUCK, RUN AWAY!!!! It doesn't address the differences between companies and MTs like you so astutely mention.
You said it sister. There is nothing
It actually makes you more accessible to new accounts.  If people see your face, they know you and will usually spread the word. 
Right on sister!
She must have told the truth.
I'm with you, sister, but

there will always be SOMEONE who undercuts or is willing to accept less.  That's why we are in the predicament we are in.  Fortunately for me, I don't do MT FT anymore and am not dependent upon it as an income. 


Others will do whatever they have to do to pay the bills.  They haven't come to the realization they can make more at McDonald's versus accepting the insultiningly low pay of 6-7 cpl for an experienced & highly skilled MT.


You said it, sister!!!

Great post.   What's that old saying, the only fear is fear itself?  I haven't had much coffee yet this am, so my brain isn't quite fully functional.


To the OP, I can't speak for MDI, but I do work for Landmark on a clinic account.  They have been great to work for.  Clinic work being what it is, there have been a couple of moments where the work slowed down - around the Christmas Holidays and then about 2 weeks ago when apparently half the staff was out sick.  I had a lot of really hoarse dictators the next week.  I also was able to catch up all my lines over the weekend when two of the docs started catching up on 4 months worth of dictation, so I didn't end up being that short after all.


The people at Landmark have been great and QA is wonderful - really easy to work with.


you go sister
You reminded me to be nice - you are darn right-- you just don't know what may be going on in a person's life and we don't need to add more _rap to it. Great comment.
wasnt this Lee's sister in law?
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My sister wants to go into transcription.....

Does anybody have any recommendation on a good school --- I don't care to hear the negative - just the good stuff.


 


Thanks!


Amen sister!...nm
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Amen, sister...sm

I hear ya sister

This is a rough profession. Everyone gets so excited when they hear we work from home, but don't know about the difficulty we can have achieving stability and peace of mind!


 


My sister is an RN and makes sm
She has the associates degree....  She makes $27.50 hr base pay  she has been a nurse for about 3 maybe 4 years.....  hope that helps
Amen sister

You said it.


AMEN SISTER
Totally agree with you. I love Transcend.
AMEN SISTER!!
I am scheduled 7-12 and will probably be hanging around for a couple of jobs here and there since everyone took advantage of the extra $$$$ leaving me with hardly any jobs and those jobs are my secondary LOL
Don't know about your sister, but try it yourself, then comment.
Don't know about your sister, try it yourself, then comment.
do you do my sister and brother-in-law
really don't know what company it is - she says it is local - they are in Ottumwa.
Amen sister
xxx
My sister works there....sm
She absolutely loves the Cornerstone platform, loves it, loves it! It's MT friendly I guess, and she loves it. Yes, I say loves it so much because I think she said it about 50 times in one minute while she was talking about it! lol Once she got used to it, she...you guessed it...loved it. (hehe) :) She said her production is really good on it.
Amen sister - you said it all NM
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You tell 'em sister....

Cuz I'm just a grinch and have poverty of the soul because I didn't provide comfort and joy as what some perceive to be what the OP wanted.  Pity party is what she wanted and yes at this point I'm beating a dead horse, which is maybe what I'll call myself now.


As for the OP, I guess he got off her a$$ and finally made that call since according to all of the posters that supposedly support her claim she worked 24 hours in one day to get her lines in.  Now that deserves pity!


I stand by what I say, and I mean what I say.  If the OP wanted pats on the back and awwww so sorry, then so be it.  What I said is true when there's no work I don't sit on my a$$ and wait at all hours of the night and day, I look for another job.  Fortunately, I haven't had to do that.


And yes, NY MT is correct in that everyone wants their cake and eat it too. What took the OP so long to make that call and get those back up accounts?  It took for me to shake her up!  But you all got her back now, so she'll be just fine! 



Tell 'em sister...

if the money in the paycheck is green, it will spend. 


Furthermore, no one knows who off shores or not.  There could be companies that say they do not off shore, but they do.  How would we know?  I say if the pants fit right, keep them on and walk around like you own the place instead of worrying about something that is not in our control.


Furthermore, just because a company advertises no off shore applicants does not necessarily mean they do not off shore.  It just means they also hire US MTs.


AMEN SISTER!!!
:)  Stand up for yourselves!!!  We are not mice!!!  :)
Amen, Sister!!
This whole argument is just beyond ridiculous. I can not believe ANYONE would try to defend this nonsense.

If it was okay, then MTs would not get written up and fired for doing it. Period. End of argument.
My sister worked for them
out of Greenville, Texas. She liked it, they were dependable with work and paychecks.
My sister is an RN and we make just about the same.
I have much more freedom. I make my own schedule and am left alone to do my work in the comfort of my office. She has to deal with the nasty staff and rude doctors. She is constantly getting told she has to do mandatory overtime because someone called in or the census is up and they need the coverage. Of course, they don't tell her until about an hour or two before her shift is up and she is looking forward to going home. Regardless of if she has plans, she has to stay and work and just cancel everything else. This seems to happen at least once a week. I don't know how nurses with families do it. From what I have seen, nursing is not flexible at all when you work at the hospital. She had to work overnights for the first few years and then work her way to evenings and now is at least finally on a day shift. My sister's job makes her extremely stressed and she dreads going to work most days. I had thought about nursing when she first started because I heard about the good wages, but now that I hear what she is going through, no way. I will stick with MT for now. Sometimes a little extra cash isn't worth it (especially because she is only earning a bit more because of all the OT she has to put in).
My sister is an RN and we make just about the same.
I have much more freedom. I make my own schedule and am left alone to do my work in the comfort of my office. She has to deal with the nasty staff and rude doctors. She is constantly getting told she has to do mandatory overtime because someone called in or the census is up and they need the coverage. Of course, they don't tell her until about an hour or two before her shift is up and she is looking forward to going home. Regardless of if she has plans, she has to stay and work and just cancel everything else. This seems to happen at least once a week. I don't know how nurses with families do it. My sister's job makes her extremely stressed and she dreads going to work most days. I had thought about nursing when she first started because I heard about the good wages, but now that I hear what she is going through, no way. I will stick with MT for now. Sometimes a little extra cash isn't worth it (especially because she is only earning a bit more because of all the OT she has to put in).