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They flat out lied to me then. They said

Posted By: sm on 2005-12-16
In Reply to: wait a minute! late bloomer please - yoga

they do not get any kind of pay at all. Hmmmm....

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    That is a flat-out lie.
    I happen to work for that company in the QA department, and we do not dock lines for sending to QA. That wouldn't even make sense. We're also paid by the line -- so you're saying we cut our own pay just to spite the MT? That's crazy. To the OP -- don't believe everything you read on a message board. This poster was obviously a disgruntled ex-employee.
    It flat out says
    in the BL that things will stay the same as it pertains our accounts, pay rate, and benefits for the near future. I could see why someone would be worried. I had to read the BL myself after reading the other person's posting as I had not read over it yet.

    To each their own I say. Everyone has different life circumstances and has to really assess things and make a decision based on their life situation. I think it is wonderful that there have been what I consider a lot of postings from my fellow MTs and to hear different view points. Unfortunately, I have only really heard 2 that are the total opposite to what I would consider an overwhelming majority.

    That is a flat out bogus lie.
    First, they don't have to give ANY reason and can let you go -- it's called employment-at-will and it's how virtually every state in this union operates.

    Second, working "off the clock" is NOT FREE LABOR for MQ. They are still paying you. You simply are not eligible to receive benefits. You also have advantages such as not having to follow any certain schedule and not having to work any certain number of hours...only a line count minimum to make per payperiod. There are pros and cons of both.

    While both types of positions work in conjunction with one another to help MQ function, it is the employee position (NOT the SE positions) that give them their greatest strength.

    Get over your rotten attitude and stop spreading lies.
    They are upfront with the pay, flat 0.08 cpl with benefits...
    incentive of 0.0850 at 1800 lines, 2000 lines 0.090 cpl.
    They flat out refused to take out mine.

    One of the many reasons I quit.  (Obviously, from the posts on this board, I quit just in time.) 

    My condolences to those of you who were treated badly.

    These are the times I wish I was paid a flat fee


    Just wanted to vent.  Work has been slow on my primary account and I have been juggling around about 4 different back up accounts.  Sadly, for the last 2 days, I have been on a particular account in which it sounds like this woman is dictating through a pillow.  I mean she almost sounds like one of the Peanuts teachers.  There are so many blanks in my documents, because I just CANNOT hear her!! Even the QA said since I am new to account that one of my documents had some blanks, but even she couldn't understand what she was saying.  Needless to say, it is taking me almost 45 minutes to do a 2-1/2 minute to 3-minute dictation.  I am so irritated and angry.  This is really cutting down on my production.  Not to mention my que is filled up with this SAME dictator.  Sorry I had to vent, but these are the times I wish I worked for a flat hourly rate.

    One of your premises is flat out wrong
    Even as a receptionist, a person with experience will indeed be started at a wage much greater than a person with no experience. Had you done any research before making that assertion, you would have noted that almost every job posting states that salary is DOE (perhaps you aren't familiar that acronym- Depending On Experience) or other ads that will state salary commensurate on experience.

    When I started in the field many years ago, I started (and trained) in-hospital. Even that, based on a prior Career Step that had given me a bit of a leg up. However, I still had to start at the bottom. It would be several years before I caught up wage-wise with people who had no edge on me other than a couple of years seniority.

    So, frankly, I do not believe that a fresh MT should be making what I make with over 20 years, even if merely for the fact that I will not require the company resources in the form of QA that a newbie will, and because the years have enabled me to type across the board instead of needing to be spoon fed from the same bowl of chowder every day.
    All the ones I never lied to !!!
    lied to again
    I'm IC, too. Your line requirement is 4000 lines in a pay period -- I was told a while back that ALL of the offices were going to require 6000 lines for IC's.
    I have to say, though, I was never lied to by MQ

    I'm not trying to start a MQ dispute here, I know this isn't the MQ board, but I left Precyse and went to MQ and I have been treated sooooo much better there and way more professional than I have ever been with Precyse.  Although, I think that any company would have treated their employees more professional than my supervisor.

    I am the type of person that doesn't need my hand held, I would rather have minimal communication...BUT when I have a question and the lack of work is making my pay go to ZILCH.. It is their job to stop badgering me about line counts when e-mail upon e-mail was sent to them about not having work.

    .. I bet you can guess my pay because this was my average 5 day, 25 hour  week... log on work for 20 minutes, but never more than 1 hour...no work the rest of the night...then hear about you have to make that time up  ..lol, when? I tried to get my schedule changed for that exact reason and was absolutely, flat out denied.

    Like I have said before, I guess maybe it isn't the company itself, but the lovely supervisors that are hired that make or break your experience.

    Again...they should not have LIED.
    Not every MTSO requires this. If I am being hired to QA...then my QA skills should be assessed. If I was a poor MT I never would have been able to pass the testing. If I am a poor MT it will show in the work that I QA.
    they lied. NM
    My account has an 800# but I have a flat rate plan because of sm
    my college kids and it is only a few dollars more a month than not having it. I set it up as a business line with unlimited long distance when I started with KS at their suggestion. It only costs me $54.99 per month and I have kept it because of the kids. Long distance charges aren't like they used to be. I used to pay $400 a month a few years ago with a different company. This is so much better.

    I cannot get flat rate plans in my area...SM

    I presently use One Suite but am reimbursed.  I used to use Vonage but it does not work well with the account I am presently on. 

    Does Transcend pay a flat hourly rate
    If so, how much?
    You are aware that other companies pay a flat ASR rate? sm
    Some pay as low as 2 to 2.5 cpl for ASR editing. With Webmedx your rate is based on your pay - and some MTs are making considerable productivity increases (40% and above) using Webmedx ASR, so they are actually making as much as straight transcription.
    But if you flat-out think someone SUCKS, you should quit. Do everyone a favor - sm
    you can't be doing a good job for the company if you obviously despise them.
    Very large line count is a red flat to QA
    In the previous company that I worked for, I was typing 1600-1800 lines a day.  I lost that account and was switched to a new one.  On the new account there were ALOT of templates in pain management (which I transcribed).  If they were not already there, I made my own.  My line count went up over 2000 lines a day consistently.  First thing you know, I started getting audited - and often.  That was fine with me because I got 98, 99, and 100% a couple of times.  Did you line count go up significantly like that?  Now if you are making critical or major mistakes, they are going to keep a check on you.  If it is punctuation, just take note and don't worry about it.
    TransTech pays flat fee for training (NM)
    Oh come ON! She lied her head off. sm
    She lied on the boards right up to the minute the electronic e-mail came out that said she had sold the business. Good gracious, some people have a short memory.  And when she was in the process of selling, she was send out e-mails saying how sick she was of all her MTs and talked about their K-Mart clothes and Kathie Lee hair.  I remember those e-mails being posted.  Pretty bad.  LIAR LIAR PANTS ON FIRE.
    That is terrible, to be lied to and out of a job
    At OSi I took maternity leave and they constantly called me to work no matter what I told them.
    Yeah, right. Heard this before. They flat-out consistently over hire.
    No, I am not paid any flat rate and I told that recruiter
    I gave my notice, but he continues to ask me. Of course, I have not given my notice and will see how this job plays out. One thing to note is the recruiter claims I have a great account that many would be happy to have. May be he is worried about fabrication.
    The person that told you that LIED like a rug.
    If you have it in writing, I'd turn them in to the FTC or BBB for false advertising. $30,000 is pretty respectable.
    Well, think about it!! They lied to the MTStars Admin.
    The fact that the offshore and lied about it so they
    could advertise here and when they were banned, they tried to hide their postings inside other posts and continued to post shows that the ethics don't exist.  I wouldn't need any more information than that. 
    Other than the offshore, lied about it and got caught you mean.
    Are you referring to the same HR person who lied about
    Look in the archives (9/05)for a series of posts about KS where several people posted that the HR person told them that she had worked there for X number of YEARS when in fact she had only been there a couple of weeks.

    I was one of the people she told this to. I am also one of the people who waited weeks to be contacted AFTER I HAD BEEN OFFERED A POSITION. Check it out for yourself. I have no reason to lie. I don't think anybody else has any reason to lie. The person you are referring to who gave you the stats about applicants and testing has lied before.

    I urge you to find the conversation on MTSTARS that I am referring to that occured in 9/05.
    One more thing...they lied on their web site
    When I applied with them, it stated on their web site that they paid for spaces. After starting work with them, I discovered that they didn't, and when I questioned them about it, they stated that they had changed their line counting program and hadn't yet changed the web site. Well, the last I looked, their web site said yes, we pay for spaces, so if anyone is desperate enough to go work for this company, I would make down sure it is in the contract what the time frame for payment is and whether or not they do in fact pay you for spaces. They are very devious at Rapid Transcript.
    wow 10 minutes a lot of time. She could have lied to you said sure ...
    was okay and then have it rejected once you go hired like a lot of places have done and will keep doing.

    You are lucky she was trying to at least work with you.
    Actually, it is my business, when I have been lied to in the past about (sm)
    why I am getting a pay cut.

    Also, if you are an IC, there is not unemployment tax, worker's comp and normally, there is no rent, because they work out of their homes.

    If they have been in business for a few years, you can be sure that their equipment and software are paid off. Again, no expense. Most companies do not provide equipment anymore, just the software and that is recycled if someone leaves.

    You are right, I don't have to be concerned if there is coverage for the work. What I have to be concerned with is if there IS work and if I am going to be able to pay my bills at the end of the month.

    And actually, I think it is everyone's business working for an MTSO, to know what their company charges the client. Why hide it?

    Transcend recruiter lied to me
    When I itested, interviewed and was offered a job at Transcend, the recruiter proceeded to tell me about this really nice account.  Turns out it was an account that I had worked on at Medquist, and it was far from nice.  As a matter of fact, it was one that I recalled as being among the worst.  I called her on this, and she tried to take back and edit what she had plainly said.  I figured, if the recruiter could lie about that, what else was she lying about?   I declined the position.  So, beware....
    Offshoring of American medical records is flat out wrong and...
    a security risk in some cases...
    Webmedx pays a flat training rate for 3 days. nm
    Well, I guess I got lied to by the recruiter then. Nice.
    OSI lied when a company I worked for outsourced to OSI and .......
    The gentleman representing OSi was present offering five of us a job with OSI. I point blank asked the gentleman if OSI outsourced their work, because I did not want to work for a company who outsourced overseas. His response was, No they did not; however, if they ever felt the need to do so because a client specifically requests them to do so, they would have to consider the client's request. I had just cut out an article not three days before that meeting where an OSI executive stated they were outsourcing accounts to overseas. I did not have it with me because at the time of the meeting, we did not know that the meeting was to tell all of us we were outsourced, no more job, see ya or I would have shoved the article in his face after his answer. Of course, I had no intentions of ever working for them, but just wanted to see what people like that say when directly asked. Oh well, if that is how they run their business, it will catch up with them eventually.....
    It is his choice who he offers what position to. He should not have lied about it, but I think
    No Long Distance Charges...they pay flat rate phone plan or use internet
    I guess if I got screwed out of my paycheck or got lied to by an employer I'd have a rotten att
    This board is a great way to find out about an unsavory company before those things happen to you. If you think warning people about scheisters, liars, bottom feeders, and rip-off artists is amusing, time to double up on your meds, sweetheart.
    Nope, the board administrator checked with OSI and they lied to her and got caught.
    Mts have "personality disorders" ? Like, wanting to be paid what their worth and not lied to?
    How about vacation? Bereavement leave and not losing benefits because your parent is dying and you miss a quota?

    Or, how about wanting a 401-K and employer contribution? Or medical and dental benefits? Is wanting those a personality disorder?

    Or, wanting to make production, but getting NO WORK day after day, or getting only the worst dictators?

    Let me know where you work where it is perfect, because I want to work there, too. But, I also want benefits and vacation and bereavement leave and a 401-K, as a minimum, and I want steady work, like I am a steady worker, and I want to be paid what I deserve, and I want some good work along with all the crap.

    Thanks. Let me know. ONLY a profession of predominantly women would call the other women crazy for wanting the basics. Sheesh. Again, email me with that perfect job, because I'd like to have one just like it.
    Isn't Wal-Mart the company that lied/replaced labels several years back with Made in USA? nm
    What good does it do? They've lied, they've betrayed us.

    They've taken all they are going to take from me.   I am not going to waste any more time being angry.   I hate the way things ended, but I refuse to accept the blame for any part of it because I know that was a lie too, even though they did try to blame the MTs.  I know part of the problem was quality issues, but QA wasn't to blame for that either, although they have been.   

    It is time to pick up and move on.   I think mgmt will reap what they sow.   For those who worked on the main account Webmedx is still hiring, though the best time slots have already been taken.