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Told ya.. the word NO is not a universal language. They do not hear what you say at all ..yet..

Posted By: Editscripter on 2006-10-17
In Reply to: They must REALLY need employees - Escriptionist

They are the ones QA-ing your work and docking your check accordingly. What a crock.. That and I would like 12 hours and be lucky to make $50. It's a ripoff. Their line count never adds up but you can bet they get paid a lot more than they give their MTs.

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I really don't know what part of the English language they do not get.. I think the word NO
comes to mind. I would not even be working that day when I'd get an IM, can you do a STAT? and I'd tell them no that I was heading out the door, so, your going to do it? and again, NO.. I said I'm heading out the door.  This would go on until I finally had to click the IM off. I felt badgered and I am not sure how much was just them not understanding or just being pushy. There is a fine line and I got tired of it so I quit.
I was told I could use word pad since I don't have word

I have 1 computer to speak of that I did not buy personally.  the company has their own platform and their own computer to be rented.  I would not be typing in word.  I have never had a problem testing this way before.  I am not saying certified is better.  I was explaining my circumstance.  I have my own personal computer ordered for my use and I wanted to test fast without waiting. geez.

Yes, I told them I could not hear
I also told them I was going to buy some new headphone, etc.
I just took the test and could not hear one word.
Word of advice. I was told by mgmt. once that they
that are easier so that they can learn the platform and TTS quicker without having to deal with heavy ESL or particularly picky account specific information.   Once the new hire is adept at the what they need to know company-wide, they put them on an account where the need is greater.  Well, actually, the not-so-new-anymore hire ASKS for a secondary account because for some 'mysterious' reason they run out of work on the account they were trained on.  Then, viola, you're in the same boat as 85% of the Transcend workforce.  Unless of course you know someone personally on the mgmt. team.
There is no universal platform. sm
There is more than one platform as they work in the platform of the hospital or clinic. Call and ask for another account. I did and have been happy for 2 years.
Universal sick day
Been reading the posts about having an MT strike.  I agree with the comments about companies getting worse instead of better as far as paying IC and other transcriptionists.  We should just have a universal sick day (just one day) and see what chaos this causes.  May be it does not even have to be the whole day, just a couple of hours.
Oh why can't we just have universal health care?!

These decisions royally stink, don't they?!.  It would be so nice if we could take the whole health care scam out of the equation!  Darned if you do, darned if you don't. 

I'm not sure about anyone else, but I have noticed rather universal email problems lately. sm
I was told there has been a virus loose, and a lot of email, especially with attachments, was not getting through. I would probably give her a call, tell her I've had a problem with email (I have), and wanted to be sure I hadn't missed anything. Just a thought.
Intranet is only thing universal, otherwise ask your lead
We all have to enter our lines on the intranet each day (unless it's down!), but other than that it's account-specific. Better touch base with your lead.
Does anyone work for Universal Transcription out of Duluth, MN? Could you tell me a bit about it?nm
there is more than one language

in India.

Leave the language out, please. (NM)
I emailed her about her language....
Let's see if she replies, and HOW she replies. What a laugh!
Do you have to learn the language?
What is going on with your foul language?

if you want to use that kind of language, at least
The platform is Word. Their program works with Word but does not change how Word works. nm
The benefits just changed the first part of this month. I don't have them but I remember them being reasonabl for a single person. Family and spouse was not reasonable in any way (in my opinion).
Tiliput's language does not belong
won't read it unless you can talk English and not your mother tongue.  Try to tone down your F word and save it for the back yard.
I'm guessing English is your second language? I would say this is a
disservice to the MT as well as the companies you are going to service. Nothing worse than someone trying to sail the ship who hasn't ever been near the water.
"hell" is foul language??
good grief, girl. lighten up. remind yourself never to move to Ireland.

It's common forum language...

It means:  I totally agree.

Oh it is not common forum language...

There's that language barrier at work again
*eye roll*


MLS=Medical Language Specialist
In a job ad post, YES, it is foul language and it will not be tolerated
Editors have knack for accents, language, etc.
for MT: This is also common forum language: 'MT YAS
Guess what this is?
Don't see how an MTSO can inspire faith and loyalty in his/her employees by blowing sugar up their collective behinds 1 day & all the while sticking it to them.  Call me sweetie pie, sugar cakes all you want, but don't do it in the same breath as telling us we'd all have to joint a 50% salary cut club, telling us that the low work for MTs is because of the Huge responses we got for our VR takeover and that because these brand-new VR'rs are so very productive all of a sudden -- (Why not chuck the euphimisms and say straight out, There's no work because it's gone to VR - in addition, we had to overhire a bunch of newbies as prophylaxis to a lot of expected resignations - added benefit, we don't have to pay any more bonuses to keep work in TAT - but you guys (you really do rock!) did pester us about low/no work, but will just have to FLEX until November when the new accounts (Ugggh) show up...hope your landlord, grocer, hungry kids are as understanding as you are, sweetie, sugarplumb - You're all the best! 
I personally prefer Medical Language Specialist...
Even the title medical transcriber doesn't do justice to our jobs with the way they have evolved over the years. We no longer can sit and simply be transcribers. We must be semi-fluent in several different languages, do our best to hone our psychic skills so we don't get penalized for leaving a blank for QA to assist with, we have to perform feats of magic at times attempting to find an ADT match, and the list goes on and on.

Geez, maybe we should just call ourselves *medical magicians* at this point what with all the rabbits we're expected to pull from the many hats we're forced to wear these days.
small to medium company that works in Word or Word-based program - email me. nm
Anyone that applied with Kathy Kirby hear anything yet? I am wondering how long it takes to hear a
response back
ExText is integrated with Word. Auto correct is a part of Word.
ExText is a Word based platform. When the page opens for you to type the document it will be just like you are typing in MS Word.
anyone work for Oracle - do they use Word or a Word-based program - e-mail me nm
No forms of foul language are allowed, that's what got your post removed.
Medical language specialist is a title made up by MTs. The truth is...sm

...we are transcriptionists. Our job is to type what the doc/PA/nurse dictates. Look at a court reporter; she can call herself a legal language specialist or a juris stenographer or whatever else she comes up with, but her job is to provide a transcript of WHAT IS SAID in court. She is not changing anything, and nobody expects her to. In fact, if she did, there would be huge repercussions!

 Same for closed captioning transcriptionists. What is said goes in the ears and out the fingers, no changes.

 The difference between us and them is that we deal in medical language.

My title and my job is medical transcriptionist. I have also been a transcription editor. If the account says type verbatim, I do just that, and it matters not to me if the doc ends the sentence with a preposition. I'm here to provide a hard copy of what he said, not make him look like he went to charm school. If the doc/site/account/client decides the charts look foolish, they are free to allow me light editing privileges for the sake of clarity.

If you want to correct someone else's words, become a copy editor.


Our medical records are private. They should not be sent overseas. The language barrier can sm
cause a lot of very serious errors in a medical record, and I, for one, want my work kept here.

There are a lot of services that do not send work overseas and will not because they believe in keeping everything in the U.S. It was the deciding factor for me when weighing between two companies. One company was very vague when asked, but the other, Keystrokes, was adamant about staying U.S. only.

I started with them 2 years ago and will retire with this company, as long as it keeps the same ownership (had to clarify that as if the ownership changes, I would probably leave). I have not heard of them selling out, so I am hoping to stay!
Just wanna work in Word - need company that works in WORD! nm
Their program works with Word and does not change how Word functions. sm
You use your own expander. Overall I feel it is user friendly and I like it.
Contact said pay was on time but there's a real language barrier with their 1 tech person. nm
Does the Emdat platform use Word or is it Word-based? nm
I don't hesitate to ask. Have been told "yes", and have been told "no." Never been to
Word for Word Medical Transcription
Pros and cons please.
In his ad, he's asking for Word Perfect, not Word, if that matters. nm
The platform is not Word, but it is Word-based. I
had little Word experience and the recruiter told me to try to find a book to learn the basics of Word as their program is Word-based. 
Now I wish they would just call me back......no word no word and
What is up with these MT companies that advertise. They don't even answer. I have a great resume, tons of experience. I'm confused.
I said MAY NOT hear, didn't say you wouldn't hear. There is
a difference, and many people have said they knew they didn't do well on the tests, but still feel like they should have heard from companies and haven't. 
word for word company
does anyone know about word for word transcription company?  how are they to work for, platform?  thanks in advance!
Hear, hear! (Or is it 'here, here?') LOL

Thanks! I'm glad to hear that, I didn't think anyone used it anymore! I'm glad to hear so
I'll definitely check them out!
"overtime" is not a generic word. "incentive" is a generic word. Over time means time