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What does it matter...

Posted By: UGGHH on 2009-04-22
In Reply to: How many people were on the same - Tell me

Speech and straight type are totally individual opinions. There are so many different factors and I am trying to sort those out. It is not the difference between scared to try and how many others love it. I want facts, which never appear on this board. I want to hear from the people who have been doing straight type for at least 10+ years, no less. That is what I have been trying to say in my case...it does NOT mean I am ignorant, because I certainly am not, and it does NOT mean I can't face change, which I certainly have had to do over and over again in this industry. Haering some of the responses so far, it seems as though some think it is just like learning a new account, and that can at times be gruesome..but with the added cut in half of pay.... So give it a rest you speech presidents. This is an individual thing and all I am tring to find out is the true ratio of experienced who like it/not and inexperienced love it/not. So far, I am not sure. I am so confused right now, my brain is rattling and I think I just need to go watch Housewives of New York. I can dream of being rich eh?

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What does it matter what others do?
I don't believe you're an MTSO at all.

So well said. With a bad platform and missing demographics you never get to transcribing.
Not a matter of...
doable. It's a matter of the difficulty of your account!!!! Consider yourself very lucky to have gotten an easy account.
Why does it matter?
Why does it matter that it is MQ overflow as long as you have work??
does not matter...sm
MTs outside of the US are restricted from this site. Do not solicit - job ad posters from this forum. Administrator nm
Why does it matter?
Either take and use the advice or don't. You guys make us all look like a bunch of grumpy ol' hags. She simply gave some advice, she wasn't trying to insult anybody. No need for everyone to get defensive. If you are an experienced MT and know what you're doing with your resume, then chances are you're not putting Burger King on there....so she's obviously not talking about you. I wouldn't suggest anyone put their email address on there....spammers search the web and have bots that search the web just for that. Any email address they find....spam, spam, spam. Also, any spammer could send an email with an attachment saying it's a resume but it's actually a virus. They have to safeguard themselves too, and many times that means not opening attachments from senders they don't know/trust.
Does it really matter?

Seems like the certification would be a waste of money to me. 

sometimes it's not a matter of...
sometimes it's not a matter of typing slow. you should consider the fact that sometimes due to demos, ESLs, quality, etc, etc, it is just impossible to go any faster. I'm a pretty fast typist and a good MT, but on certain accounts, I struggle to make the LPH. Good for you that you make good money. Unfortunately it is not possible for all of us. Consider yourself lucky. ;)
truth in the matter
I know people who still work with Transhealth and they are just sticking with it until something better comes. They don't feel appreciated. When I worked with them, the mgmt team needed to practice their professional skills. Everyone has their right to post their opinion and that is what it is, an opinion like anyone else who posts positive/negative comments about the company or any other company. It is up to the person to make the best decision and all we can provide is our opinions regarding the matter.
Doesn't matter
They won't have the work anyway! They just want to keep EVERYBODY on standby constantly.
It doesn't matter anyway
We don't have any work now, so no work later will be no surprise.  Have been working for 3 hours and have been able to "snag" only two reports. 
FT or PT shouldn't matter.

Pay should be based on your abilities and quality of your work instead of how much you can do sloppy just to get your lines.  There's nobody stopping you from going PT with several different companies.  I would never put all my eggs in one basket since every place runs low on work or overhires, etc... 

Makes more sense to me to work PT as an IC, unless you absolutely need benefits through an MT company, which I'd never trust since you don't know how long you'll have them if they don't have the work or lose the account, etc...  Too many things could happen to be able to depend on a single MT company.

Yes, as a matter of fact I do. sm
I haven't worked for MQ, so they, indeed, may be better than MQ. However, I have countless accounts with Webmedx and still run out of work. I can do all work types. I bounce around on many accounts. I am completely out of work some days. It usually picks up later, but who has the kind of life that they can be around all day waiting for work to trickle in? And bouncing around on many accounts costs the MT.

And there are plenty of similar opinions if you simply look over the archives.
Maybe for editing, but not tx no matter how new!!
Not sure of her name, but I wouldn't consider a job with her no matter what.
It is not a matter of whether or not AAMT can do
anything aboutit, the point is they should stand behind all American MTs and push to help maintain it as strictly a US-based business. Those who are members are, after all, paying to keep them together and pay their salaries, and send out their notices, etc., etc.
no matter - sorry - I need my own editor! nm
Sometimes, no matter how many questions you ask...
...you aren't going to learn what you need to know. I won't say every company does this, but at times a recruiter is told to say certain things that are at odds with reality.

Personally, I couldn't do it and live with myself, and that's why I left recruiting.

I think the best thing to do is to ask questions about a company on the boards, and try to get as much info as you can from the recruiter, but realize that real life might be a different kettle of fish.

Also, don't hang the recruiter after the fact. They are told what to say, and sometimes even they don't know the reality of day-to-day transcribing in the company any longer (if ever), and they completely believe what they are selling. I think most try to do their best to be as honest as they can. I don't think many would intentionally lie to you. They may gloss over some negatives, but they probably/hopefully won't lie.

I know this probably wasn't much help, I'm sorry!
No, it really doesn't matter sm
I get health benefits through my husband, so I really don't need those.  I do like my taxes taken out, though. 
You should make that no matter what. sm
With their FT minimums (which are VERY easy to get on their ortho accounts), you will be there easily. Mine tend to be in the $1400 range on the 1st and 15th. There are slower times and busier times but I never go under $1000 (and have yet to go over $2200, which is the next goal I have made for myself!).

Good luck in your new position! The ortho manager is the best!
I don't think hours matter.
I don't think hours matter. However, I would encourage you to get definitive answers from them.

I work 6-7 days a week by choice to get lines in so I can't verify whether weekends are required or not. I also give them a very general schedule as to when I'll be working and they don't have a problem if I need to change it.

Communication is great. My supervisors generally get back to me within a couple hours.
Dont think it would matter
It seems as if they feel they can get aware with it - and unfortunately they have for so long. Why - because they bounced checks in the past and no one ever said or did anything as long as they get there money eventually - I say bounce a check get fined, charged etc. Bounce a check at walmart and you can go to jail - what makes you less than walmart? Pay a bill late and get finance charges and fees - you are a business, charge them fess and late charges and maybe - just maybe - it wont happen again.
I always get a mix, no matter which acct I am on.
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.
Which hospital does not matter (sm)
Is just another OUTSOURCING of work...away from the United States and away from a very dedicated, very talented in-house transcription group that is losing work to India and such.
Yep, as a matter of fact
we had plumbers who were on call, had to call them one night with burst pipes inside the wall somewhere, ceiling was falling in above.  Also had to call them out on Thanksgiving day one year after our pump got backed up in the basement guest bathroom, very bad mess (lived in the country then and they were kindly asked not to put ANYTHING down the toilet but the toilet paper provided).  Plumber pulled out the pump and hauled it off clogged up with Tampax and cig butts, yuck, guests were a little embarrassed to say the least.   Needless to say, that little episode cost us about 1000 bucks there.  But guess what, they charge a pretty penny for these services, rightfully so, and although it set us back at a bad time, were glad to pay the extra cost for their STAT service after hours and a holiday.  I know I always got paid well for being on call for the lab, nights and on holidays, althought as an employee.  I wonder what would happen if I would say as an IC, my services will be such and such on Thanksgiving or after 6 p.m. or whatever.  I still haven't been able to figure that one out!   I know with one company I first started with told me I had to work every holiday if it fell on a day during the week when I was scheduled, end of story, so consequently, being naive, I did just that for 2 years with no extra compensation and usually no work.  Sorry for the rambling, just ruminating on exactly where do we stand as ICs as compared to others, such as plumbers, and what is right and where does it cross over the line and what should we as MTs be doing about this, or is too far gone?
No doesn't matter. nm
I might add...no matter what negatives are on here TT is best out there bar none! nm
You will have that no matter what. MQ board is the same. SM
Can't really say anything on their either. It is like you said; accused of either bashing or cheerleading. Good grief, some people are never happy are they!
Doesnt matter. Not much from one MT but X many
No matter what co., If you are limited SM
in the kind of work you can or will work on, you're going to run out.  Simple as that.  You have to be able to do all kinds of work, all kinds of dictators.  If you don't value yourself enough to make yourself valuable to a company, then you will be running out of work no matter what company you work for.
These days no matter what you do, everything needs 2 b

We shouldn't matter. Only you
If you feel the need to push then go for it.  Do you think your coworkers really care if you have work or not?  I highly doubt it.    
as a matter of fact...
I do. If the work is low, I try very hard not to take more than what I consider to be fair and to leave work for others. I see people scramble to get it all and the quality of the work suffers because people are in such a hurry to get everything they can that they are rushing around and thus making more mistakes. And I for one am sick of selfish people! What makes you think you are more important than anyone else?
It doesn't matter what you think...
It's so entertaining, and it keeps the people who advertise on this site happy... lots of hits!
Doesn't matter how you want to
transcribe something, you have to follow the guidelines set by your employer and/or client. Many go by BOS now, and using numbers instead of spelling out words is standard with everyone.
your opinion DOES matter.

I agree that all tarnscription should be paid the same because we are still reading and reviewing for errors, but I was just trying to be realistic about what we will be able to negotiate for.  We both have to give a little to get a little, the MTSOs and us. 

Does not matter at all to me, you worry about
how much you make, ok?
It doesn't matter
because there's not enough work even if there was a production bonus. I guess they feel the honor of working there is bonus enough lol
It doesn't really matter
In theory they have clinic and acute care, but speaking from my own recent experience, you're liable to come up short on work. I had taken a position in the very recent past for clinic, and within two weeks that new account, along with its M-F 9-5 hours, had disappeared. I was given a secondary account, at the lesser clinic line rate, which I did for a while, or, if I wanted the acute care line rate, I could give up the M-F 9-5 and take later hours with, of course, a weekend day. I acquiesced but the secondary account had been running out of work, so I decided to say hasta LA vista, more out of disgust for the tactic of luring me in with the sweet smell of easy work only to have it abracadabra disappear.

The work, when it was there, was not that hard. A blend of good and bad dictators, simple and complex cases. QA can be beeyatches at first but once you're off that, it's pretty good. They leave you alone to do your work and, unlike some places, no daily format changes, etc. All things considered, if they had the account they hired me for and if my secondary account actually had work, I probably would have stayed.
It's really not a matter of what fits. sm

I'm not saying that Transcend's policies may not fit some MTs.  I'm saying that I have experiencing with the way they operate.  They'll tell you one thing to pacify you in a conference call and 2 weeks later the facts show the exact opposite of what was said.  For instance, Tara Goehring (Transcend recruiter) posted here in this thread that Transcend does not offshore, yet Larry said in the conference call that they do. 

When asked about MDI accounts going to voice recognition, it was said that the accounts would stay the same UNLESS the client themselves wanted VR.  You can bet your bottom dollar Transcend is going to market their own propietary speech software (BeyondTXT) to the client in a way that the clients will be begging for VR.  Their press release announcing the sale was referring to the MDI accounts and said 'including the conversion of some of MDI's business to Transcend's speech recognition-enabled BeyondTXT platform.'

So it's not a matter of what fits for one may not fit for the other.  It's the fact that what is cheered in a pep rally doesn't actually match the facts when everything comes into play.  When we chose MDI as the place to work, we based that decision on certain factors that made our jobs enjoyable.  They are long gone. 

Does it matter? No work here anyway.

It's a matter of what is said "positively"
Some of the things quoted insult the ingelligence of the average MTs (maybe yours isn't, but that's a different issue). The fact that Suzie Sunshine states that work is only sent over for weekends and 3rd shift since US MTs won't type it is ludicrous and seems to fly in the face of the many postings that had been on the board stating no work available for the happy Transcend family before this merger. The dialing the prez within 30 seconds of a teleconference also seems a bit, well, either an effort to pucker up or another exaggeration.

So you can say anything positive that you choose, but if you choose to gloss over the problems (which have been documented here many times even before the MDI merger came up) and to spout inane things that fly in the face of logic, then, yes, you will be labeled a company hack.
that too, is a matter of opinion...sm
and personally, I think you are on the other end of that spectrum, as you have no thoughts for anybody but yourself. you are self-centered and full of yourself (or of baloney--for lack of a stronger word). Until you gain some feelings and compassion for the problems of others in this world, you are definately not someone I care to know, associate with, or even acknowledge. You just are not worth my time or attention, so I am going to go and placate the feelings of someone who is much more deserving and who would appreciate a little soul hugging. When times get tough, some people just need a shoulder to cry on. It validates their feelings, something of which you just apparently do not understand, but would much rather poke a stick into the eye of a blind person. Must make you feel *powerful.* Be careful. You may just fall off of that pedestal you have put yourself up on one of these days.
you said it GP! Matter of fact, the sm
company that I got laid-off from on Monday apparently reads this board. I got several e-mail messages from the supervisor of Milner. If I were an MTSO I wouldn't give it a second thought, but apparently posting on this board really bothered her and she let me know it. O well, I didn't do anything but post the truth and if they don't like it, then I guess maybe they need to clean up their act!

I guess this particular MTSO saw someone posting the truth and for whatever reason, it really bothered her and isn't even the owner! Just a supervisor.
Education doesn't matter in MT because it's become
It's better to get a bachelor's degree. It goes much further than an MT certificate or an associate's. You get what you pay for.

Yes, I remember making 11-12 cents a line back in the early 1990s when this industry started going into the home, but those days are long gone. Time to regroup and think of something better to do for a living before we're making less than the 16-year-olds at Dairy Queen because, believe me, there will always be desperate poor people who will work for peanuts be it on American soil or elsewhere.

This industry is fast on its way to hell in a handbasket.
It is a matter of security not personal. nm
Does it matter if it is being RAN or RUN by Indians..same outcome
Get over it..
I agree, size really does matter! :) SM

With a work force mainly at home, it just becomes unmanageable to try and run a well oiled machine and give each MT the kudos they deserve where there are so many of them.  I would settle for a small company any day.  They don't have the luxury of treating good employees badly.  No MQ for me.  As far as contributing, I would contribute mentoring and put my 35 years' experience to use bringing along the next generation.   I would also do away with the 65 character line standardization initiated by AAMT (who have since stepped away from their discovery) and go back to the gross line, which is much more verifiable for billing and for paying the MT.  Lastly, I would educate the powers that be that the MTs are not their cross to bear.  They are, in fact, their bread and butter and they deserve a decent wage, benefits, and respect.  

No matter what the truth turns out to be, sm
no one is going to believe it unless it's the worst of all these speculations! Too bad it has gotten this far.
It doesn't matter to me if they are outsourcing...
Did you ever think maybe they are doing it to keep it in turn around.  Why would be privy to such information, is it really any of our business?  As long as we all continue to have work what is the difference?  Maybe it was to help keep the company rather than lose accounts so that we do get to keep our jobs.  I have no idea if they are outsourcing or not, but as long as everything seems the same I don't think we need to worry.