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She does not work from her living room. Why would assume such a thing? Why would it matter to you

Posted By: Not Team Lead on 2006-01-10
In Reply to: She can't go through anything... - she works in her living room

do not post things that you have no idea about. If you have a problem with KS or any company, why not ignore it and move on? Why does it concern you?

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I was wondering the same thing. Can only assume
Agree. How rude to use that ASSume thing,
You need to leave due to lack of work. Put in your 2-wk notice and move on. Gotta earn a living! nm
No matter who you work for
There is no variant in my opinion.  8 cpl does not equal 12 cpl.  Sorry to have to disagree, but even with the most glorious platform and dictator, 8 cpl is 8 cpl, and 8 cpl seems to be the going rate, so you could pick and choose at this point with any of these MTSOs if you want to settle for 8 cpl.  JMHO.
Does it matter? No work here anyway.

As a matter of fact, I'm out of work
right now. It happens everywhere occasionally. Only thing I don't like is, whenever I ask for a backup, I'm told that work is low across the board and to flex. I've seen people on here say, all you have to do is ask and they give you a backup account. Hasn't happened for me.
You know what? It is not a matter of not wanting to work (sm)
weekends. It is a matter of having a family and after working 6 to 12 hours a day during the week, it would be nice to be able to spend time with them.

I have been doing this for quite a while also, and I feel that I have put in my time for working weekends and really dont want to do it anymore. I would like to spend time with my kids. So if that makes me a prima donna for not wanting to work weekends and have someone else raise my kids, then so be it. I did not have them to pawn them off to someone else.
ExecuScribe - no matter what, they pay me on time and the work is always there.
It does not matter who you work for, a true QA person
who is worth their weight in gold, will NOT take a position that pays any other way than by the hour. It does not matter if it is regular QA or ASR, there is no difference. I have seen ASR where you have to retype the entire report; of course that also means that you have to take out what is already there. If you are a QA specialist and have 100% listen, many blanks (I see them in every report), difficult dictators (which is no problem with me but is with the MTs), there is no way on earth you will make a wage if you are paid on production and these companies that do this, do not give a hoot about quality and they also do not give a hoot about their QA people.
7 cpl is an insult - no matter what hours you work.
Doesnt matter how good the platform is without work does it.
Doesn't matter how nice they are, I wouldn't work
Doesn't matter how many companies you work for. I'd like to know how you manage to do this???
What kind of work do you transcribe?

How many hours a day do you work?

What kind of line rate do you get from the companies you work for?

How many lines you do an hour?

Do you work as an IC or employee?

I'm very interested in hearing how you manage 100,000/year.
It would not matter that you complained to your company, they will just say, "there is no work
but the truth is, I want work, you want work. I don't know you, you don't know me (even in the same company). I doubt either of us will complain to anybody if we get work however we get it. You are right, we have families too and need the money. Companies lie all the time, making us job hoppers in a lot of cases because there is not enough work after hiring on that there was plenty, or we got all the ESLs and crummy dictation because we have more experience. That to me is taking money out of my pocket and playing bowling, handicapping me for transcriptionists who have not paid their dues. I don't make the rules but I don't have to continue to work for a company who does those things and there are a slew out there and they don't care if you quit. On the day you quit they already had an ad for more transcriptionists which is what amazes me. It costs money to train us for their platforms and they don't care when we say we have to quit because we aren't making money. No loyalty whatsoever with companies.
I say to you, I have no room for ....
Not a lot of room for error

If you know the BOS 2.  Then apply.  If you don't.  Do not apply.  A very strict MTSO to work for. 

chat room
Does anyone ever use the chat room? 
I have a television in my room and
watch and/or listen every once in awhile and can talk on the phone and answers other in the room, can write and hear others and answer. It might play a part in VR because I edit, listen to others, watch TV and so on. I used to wear thick glasses, really thick so think my hearing was intensified to make up for that loss.
Elephant in the room - sm
One thing that never seems to get talked about is the fact that all of these national services and VR vendors like escription are involved in widespread databases which are ripe for hacking. The word privacy foundation says this is a problem in that medical identity theft can be as bad as general identity theft and can cause the victim multiple problems, one of which is being held liable for medical bills that aren't theirs. It seems to me that a contraction back to private local small networks may be the final outcome and that will effectively curtail escription's stranglehold on our livelihoods.
I use co. initials to take up less room so can post
Maybe you could rent out a room or two instead of working
3 full time jobs leaves no time for sleep! If I were in that position, I'd look into renting out a bedroom. In an urban setting, you could always store your car and rent out the garage (if you have one).
She was probably looking around the room for a candid camera!
That's so pathetic! Gawd, I hope she said NO and told them why!

Was this for ASR or straight MT?
They do require urine drug testing for sure, no matter what accounts you work on, theirs or a hospit
Thanks, Rennie, for answers in the chat room! NM
OSi has had a mass exodus so there should be plenty of room for newbies
This is true. Shift does matter. I work 2nd shift and really have not had any issues with not havi
Why would you even assume that if there is a
I've worked for plenty of companies where QA was conflicted on issues.  One would say one thing, and the other would say something different.  How does that make the MT bad?  As a matter of fact, when I worked for Transcend it happened at least 3 different times because there was conflicting information from the client and the account manager.  Good gravy, let's just sell out your fellow MTs in a heartbeat.  Unless you're QA with a superiority complex, of course.  
and I am to assume
that the other's names are actually hat they post as. Can we get beyond the name and note the thread information - I truly hope that those with common sense would take heed to what is posted but use common sense and investigate any job they apply for. Regardless of the name - for example - when D&L starts hiring under their NEW name, will you all just jump at the chance?

I appreciate the thread - no off shore - and will also use my knowledge to investigate it first before cheering the company on.
I really don't know but I ASSume they are.

I tried to figure it one time by checking my word count.  In MS word you click tools and word count with and without spaces.  Then divide both figures by 65 to see what I get and compare it to what they have but my platform messed up and I lost my document. 

I have not figured out how we get paid.  When I worked for the hospital, my supe there said we did not get paid for headers or footers.  When I signed on with the MTSO the recruiter said the same thing.  However, my supe at the MTSO said we did. 

You can assume all you want.

You can let that brain of yours just go wherever it wants to with the situation.  LOL  I don't owe any explanation to you or anyone else as you have no business in this situation to begin with.  Get a life and quit butting into things you do not have any business being in.

I work for the BEST company in the MT industry. 

You do know what happens when you assume, right?
Good god, could you be more judgmental and finger-pointing? First of all, this is the ONLY thing I have posted in at least three months. I don't disagree that there is negativity, but IN MY EXPERIENCE, this is an excellent point to be brought up.

I do not work for any of the companies that are regularly discussed or bashed here. Two of the companies I work for, I really do love my supervisors and feel pretty decent sense of teamwork.

As for what I'm willing to do, I learned MANY years ago that in order to make money in this profession, you have to be willing to do everything. Even the stuff that makes you want to punch your speakers.

Let me reiterate, you assumed some pretty ridiculous stuff right there.

I do all work - every dictator who pops up, every work type - sitting here at my computer for at LEAST 13 hours a day.

And I am still running out of work. With THREE jobs with THREE companies, two of which I have seen hiring in the past two months.

I have spoken to my supervisors, and I am on as many accounts (15 with one, 7 with another, and 5 with the last) as I can be on.

Now find MY fault in that. Other than NOT wishing to take a risk on kicking one of these jobs to the curb for a less reputable company, and then having to spend hours and hours of my own time - AGAIN - learning a kajillion account specifics. Only to run out of work even more often.

But back to my specific question, even though you breezed through the actual fact without even a response:

MT companies, in several articles I've read recently, are blatantly stating that they're offshoring because there is a shortage of MTs in the US. So why am I (ME) out of work so often?

When you assume you are usually
wrong. Sorry but I am past retirement age and was trained OTJ at a hospital, so that sorta shoots your theory down. I cannot believe all people put out about VR, you included. To say a person could probaby take Dorland's and do, just another fable to go along with the rest. Do some research before talking about something you apparently have little knowledge about. I have 36 years in and counting so back to your assuming again. I love it when people are so off the target.
You assume right, so you really need to get your...sm
facts straight before shooting off at the mouth/fingers.  And furthermore, I was responding to the above post to the above poster, not get into a p---ing contest with YOU about abbreviations, so I don't care what you ASSUME.  P.S. Yes, I do know the correct abbreviation for my state, if its any of your beeswax, which, incidentally did not come into play in my post.  Do you know yours? 
You can assume what you like
However, if I decide to stay there, even if just to spite QA, I don't need even more wrath called down upon me as I'm sure I'll be doing enough of that anyway with every report I argue. Had it been a load of 'hooey', I could have just said it was MQ since many assumed that and the company is large enough that new hires come and go without notice.
No work here for 1 and 1/2 hours now. Bad thing is my PT gig also has no work.(sm)
I don't mind flexing to get my lines/hours in but when you are balancing more than 1 job it isn't easy. Tonight I am scheduled to work on my PT job so can't make up TT lines unless it is really late this evening and that just ain't gonna happen.
OK, another thing is, if the work is low, it will go SM
to the people who have been there longer. That's reality of this field. Goes on everywhere.
Work there also and the only thing I can say
is I am running out of work and I really do not like that. I think they leave you alone to do your work which I really love after being IMd to death at my previous place. I am very happy here- have also seen the many posts against them but I have worked there several years and never had a problem.
Ha, that is funny what you assume
I have been an MT for 15 years.  I have worked at the Cleveland Clinic inhouse for many of those years and for 1 other national and 3 smaller MTSOs as an IC.  I have PLENTY of experience with platforms and doctors and sound quality.  Maybe you just need your hand held!
Amherst I assume.
I would think we can safely assume that. nm
I get them, I would assume they are offered to all, but not sure

thanks for the info. I assume you are sm
happy with them?
Don't assume they won't give you the
Health insurance benefits, when offered, are as much of your compensation package as anything else. Recruiters know this. I have always asked and though some have seemed somewhat reluctant to look it up, I always got specific answers as to contribution, copays, caps, etc. Just be sure you know what you want to ask, and ask away. What's the worst that could happen?

Good luck.
If you are an IC. I assume for tax purposes, but I'm
It is unfortunate but no one should assume . .
that they have not been trying to hustle up business, as that is something that is a constant - trying to obtain new accounts, but it just has not happened. I agree with prior posting, stay positive, they are a good company and something will happen, it may just take time.
If you don't save them, I would assume one
would be out of a job if required to by employer.
Why do you assume that this person has not

searched the archives?  Maybe they have and just have more questions, looking for current employees of the company.  I do not understand why when people post here looking for information about a company that other people have to be so rude and make such comments.  I understand that some do not realize that the archives are there to search but be nice about it and not so snippy.

First rule: DON'T assume
Can see you are frustrated but don't assume people who *might* have answered your original post saw it.

If you were going to take the time and effort to write a second post - why choose such an off-putting tone?

How about: I know you all are very busy trying to work 24/7 to make HALF of what you used to make - but my first post went unanswered. Would someone KINDLY please point me in the right direction?

Assume everything in effect as of Jan 1
Don't assume my job isn't on the line. sm
I want a job to feed my family because they're my priority, that's my reality.

Same thing where I work and I love it
especially when it is a difficult dictator or a really fast talker. If I can't understand him/her I will pull up past reports by him/her and look for the same type of report. Helps out big time!!