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Some recruiters are paid a head-hunting fee

Posted By: for each person they sign up. sm on 2006-01-19
In Reply to: Any tips on handling recruiters who may not be honest? - MT

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They are recruiters and get paid by the companies

they represent.   They represent the same companies that post on the job boards.  They don't get you more $$ or a better schedule.  They only represent a couple of companies and are going to refer you to one of them, whether it is a good fit for you or not.   If you decline a position you'll never hear from them again.

If you'll read the archives you'll find lots on them and all state about the same thing. 

Because recruiters get paid to recruit....SM
Would prefer to hear some opinions of those that have possibly already been there and done that.  Thanks for your input.  :)
Is everyone also aware recruiters are paid by SM
how many people are hired?  Many of the companys pay them like that.  Therefore, they are not working to place someone in a job that works for the MT and the company.  They want a job filled and they want to be paid.
What makes you think recruiters are paid on volume?
Most that I know are paid salary. Only a few pay on commission.
It is a losing game. They make next to nothing, get paid for a warm body count. Losers. Recruiters
Job hunting
I don't have time to mess around with game playing.  Several years ago I posted my resume on this website and waited for those serious about hiring to contact me.  Didn't have to wait long either, I was bombarded with calls and chose my job from those who responded. Computer was shipped out the same day I accepted employment.  That was 4 years ago and I am NOT job hunting.  If they don't even have time to respond to you what on earth makes you think you'd want to work for them???
Could somebody please help me?

I haven't ever really looked around to specifically compare the various gazillion different smaller services. Until now....

I'm currently looking at the following companies, and would greatly appreciate specific comments on any of them:







I do basic 4 reports, prefer op notes, do great with ESL's and absolutely despise VR. Line rate is important, but so is flexibility. IC status is a PLUS. Benefits don't matter. Well, no, wait a sec... Benefits such as on-time paychecks and a steady work-flow DO matter.

Thanks so much in advance for any and all constructive input!
go over the supers head to the head of operations. sm
Any STM that does not reply to her people is a jerk and the head of operations needs to know.
If you're job hunting
Back when I was job hunting....

I had a few companies actually send me a copy of the corrected test.  I love that because I can actually see what I did wrong.  I probably took 20 tests and was offered jobs by around 12 companies, never heard back from the rest, except for ONE that said I failed.  I was quite discouraged by that one though, because I couldn't figure out how I failed.  I think they said I could test again in 3 months or 6 months, but I found a job anyway that I didn't even have to test for and I love it.

JUST KEEP TRYING THOUGH, take as many tests as you can.  GOOD LUCK

that's too bad..maybe it's the recruiters accusing others of being recruiters...
If they pay so well, why are you hunting for referrals from people you do not personally know? sm

I am a skeptic. If someone is considering signing up anyway, what benefit would they get out of letting you get a referral bonus when you do not even know them?  Do you get to keep the bonus if the person referred gets fired or quits?  Just wondering how this works?  How much is the bonus per person?  Hope you will fill us in with more details.

I imagine they're busy job hunting.
I received my phone call yesterday.  I still think it stinks that they waited until 2 weeks before things ended to call and tell me they lost the account but they have no idea why they lost it - BS They know exactly what happened.  Yes, a 2-week notice is better than nothing but they've known for a while now.  I guess I just expected better from this company overall.  They were really great to work for until greed took over and India stepped in.  As they say, what goes around comes around. 
Is everyone that is job hunting finding jobs available with all the MTs moving around right now. I
am thinking of looking but not sure of the job market right now.
12 hour window? OSI changing policy, job hunting

Does anyone know which companies allow a 12 hour window to work your shift?  Can you post the name if you know of one. 

OSI had announced they will now having employees punch in and out starting the 16th and this will not work for me.  That was the whole reason I went with the company 4 months ago.  I work my scheduled days, every day.  Never call in.  Work OT as needed.  I work on an acute care account with multiple dictators doing all work types for a group of hospitals, don't mind that.  But I need flexibility in the hours I work.  The reason I work at home is so I can take the kids to school or be here if they're sick, etc. The reason I work at home is so I'm not chained to a desk for 8 hours straight.  I'm very disappointed. I thought OSi was going to be a very good fit for me. 


Now the recruiters have gotten
Take it to the job seekers board and post away.  I don't believe you are a happy MT.  It sounds like you want to recruit some happy MTs.
Those recruiters will say anything SM
to keep you talking to them.  Come back after you've spoken with the supervisor because I am willing to bet they aren't going to be flexible other than 30 minutes either way on a shift and definitely no 12-hour window.
Think what you wish? I know several recruiters
and they make much more than $35000.
MTs for recruiters
Maybe instead of overworking the recruiters, those of us who want jobs should be hired as recruiters, MTs and QA people. At least we would know what NOT to do!!
Anyone know anything about these people? 
What's up with TT recruiters?
I emailed a resume with an immediate response.  Emailed back with question and then received a reply but now that I have emailed back, nothing for days and days. Makes me wonder.......
was it one of those RECRUITERS? lol
The recruiters for SS are just as bad!

All around smarmy situation here, worse than anything I've ever seen.  And I've been in this biz a long time... 

I loved when they sent around the memo to nominate them for MTSO of the year.    Were they serious or just rubbing in their nastiness? 

Exactly! Get rid of the recruiters, the
secretaries to the secretaries, the assitants to the assistant manager/supervisor, etc., most of the human resources personnel, even some of the so-called techs who don't know as much about computers as I do! Trim the fat in other places besides the ones who are actually producing the document which earns the company money! Why cut the ones generate actual REVENUE rather than the office fluff & executive-type positions?
Training on the system, not paid, but if you are physically typing reports then you are getting paid
Oh, yea -- PAID, too. Grandmother PAID LEAVE would be a great drawing card to TT !!

Just love that PAID TIME OFF !!

Recruiters and their Styles

It seems the more telephone interviews I go through the stranger they become.  You really have to wonder how a lot of so-called MT recruiters ever got hired to recruit.  Where on this planet did these companies dig them up from?!!!  Sometimes you are asked the strangest questions.  It is usually like they don't even have your resume in front of them, never saw your test results, etc.  Ask them questions and try to get straight answers...What a nightmare...Any funny stories to tell???

I think the job of recruiters is to get people to

work for the company.  If you are qualified and past testing they want you.  Some recruiters get paid a bonus for each hire, others just need to have new hires to show they are doing their job.   I have had dealings with one recruiter who told me what a wonderful account they wanted me to work on, that people on it just loved it and there was rarely an opening so I should count my blessings.  I talked to the team leader and she told me about the account and how hard it was and that they couldn't keep MTs on it.  I had worked on that account at a different company and I knew for a fact how hard it was.   Fortunately for me the team leader was honest, because had I taken the job based on the recruiter I would have quit the next day.

I think a recruiter should be as honest as they can be because it costs money to hire and train and if the MT isn't going to stay because what she was told and what IS was to different things it doesn't look good.   I have had recruiters who are not/have never been MTs and they haven't a clue what you are talking about half the time.

I have adopted Oprah's advice - doubt means don't.   If I don't have a good feeling about a company I won't take the job.  

Have you asked their recruiters? -nm
Maybe it is one recruiter who works for several companies. A clique of one!
There are recruiters who work for more than sm
one company and they could play an obstacle game with an applicant who refused an offer from one company and applied to the other. People can be fickle and mean.
I see some QA/MT folks do become recruiters from

thread below.  Does anyone know how to break into this?  I believe I would be very good at this and I don't believe I have ever seen any ads for recruiters.

If I have never seen any ads, how do some of the recruiters who have been/are MTs/QA manage to find the positions that they do in order to allow them to change companies when some of us have never seen an ad to allow us to even enter that end of the field?

I would love to know because I think it would be very interesting.

Would you recommend just to start emailing all companies or calling them, or do you think it would be a waste of time?





Dear Recruiters: I would like to sm
know why you don't state in your job ad what kind of internet connection is needed.  Mainly, I would like to know if satellite is acceptable so I know whether or not to even pursue it.  Some do say so, but many do not.  I really just wonder why.  It wastes the time of the recruiter with useless email questions and the MT's time trying to find out. 
Recruiters: Thank you for sharing sm
I am really embarrassed for those people, but I am also having a good laugh. I bet you all really need to vent.  Do you have a network of recruiters where you can go?  I am glad to have a glimpse of your world.  Now I know why some of those ads are in caps - YOU MUST KNOW HOW TO DO THIS OR DO NOT APPLY!   Honestly, they sound hostile, and I skip by them, but at least now I know why. 
aren't we ALL recruiters for the
company we work for. Obviously we like where we work since we are employed there....and don't we all then recruit others who are in the job market....
I think most recruiters are full of HOT AIR, and -
during the recruiting/testing/hiring process, they promise a heckuva lot more than the company ever actually delivers. There are already too many 'suits' lurking on this board, as it is.
More Ditsy recruiters
A few weeks ago a recruiter from a company whose initials are SGS called me. She was not ditzy, just had no knowledge of business etiquette at all. I thought to myself that if it was this much of a pain to deal with them in a telephone conversation, what would it be like to work for them? I think a lot of these companies do not realize that the people they put on the phone are often the only chance they will get to make a good impression. This woman needed to go to charm school.
Actually, all the MTSO recruiters have been sm
at multiple companies over their careers, I don't think she is the only one.  I remember there was a Gary at Medscribe in Jacksonville who ended up at 3 other services over the years.
Any company that makes you wait to get paid until they get paid by the client
is not a company you want to get involved with. That's part of being an MTSO, figuring out how to cover your payroll while waiting to get paid. I would stay away!
Is this a live count of lines paid for or same as CTRL I that we do not get paid for ?? nm
I'm not generalizing, but some of the MTSOs and recruiters

I've dealt with this past week are the most condescending, rude, obnoxious people I've ever "met"!!!!  Most of them aren't, mind you, but I've had a run of bad apples recently.  Most of them are very nice, personable, honest people.  But lately, it's enough to make me want to get out of the business again.  Just because a person is offering a job does not give them the right to be jerks.  However, it's a good thing it came out now instead of later before I wasted my time or energy any further with them.  Some of these people have such egos.  They treat potential employees as peons or nuisances, so you can imagine what they treat their employees like.  No wonder they're hiring again.  And again.  And again.  I believe in treating my fellow humans with respect and dignity.  There's no need to be rude or short-tempered, especially when YOU are the one that made the mistake.  If it's stressing you out that much, get out of the business!  Some people are just not management material.  Please, proofread your ad to be sure you didn't misspell anything or accidentally cut off all the important details when you copied and pasted.  Your professionalism, or lack of it, is glaringly apparent.  Also, put down a wage range.  After seeing my resume, do you honestly think I'd work for $.06-.07 per line?  Remember, the person you tick off today with YOUR bad attitude may have been the friend from another board yesterday or a possible account referral tomorrow.  I used to think highly of you.  Now the truth comes out.

Please post your name so recruiters know who to NOT hire.
If you want a company who doesn't care about quality, you must be well aware already that you can't provide any.

Wal-Mart is hiring.
One of the recruiters just resigned; I don't know if I'd believe what you heard. nm
I personally doubt most of the recruiters know each other.
It's my guess they don't know who each other is.
Recruiters changing jobs too. (sm)
One from MQ went to Precyse.  Now one from JLG I see is at All Type.  These are just 2 names I have noticed.  Guess I have been spending too much time checking out other jobs. 
And as easily as the recruiters move around SM
they also can remember all the difficult or nasty people they have had bad experience with at their old companies.  What a person sows at one company, they may reap when they try to move to another.
LOL. And with whom? Only good MTs make that much, not recruiters.
Do you want to be one? Write to the recruiters who posted
and maybe they will tell you. That kind of information could cost them their job if posted on a public board. Leave them alone.
Recruiters or mgmt should not be solicting
for employees on this particular board, it is for the MTs to share information about companies. I know this isn't an MT.
Gosh you TT recruiters never give up do you?
Didn't you ever think recruiters post these..