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Which companies aren't that greedy? nm

Posted By: Tired on 2009-04-23
In Reply to: I disagree. The pay is awful, the quality is - sm


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Fortunately, not all companies are so greedy that they
use VR to cut the line rate for MTs. Hopefully these experienced MTs who make more money doing straight transcription rather than the pay cut that comes with VR will find a better company to work for. For those like you who apparently never made that much doing straight transcription & enjoy VR, then more power to you, but why freak out on those who don't want the pay cut? Let them find a company who isn't trying to screw over the MTs by cutting their line rate for the same amount of work.
Companies where you aren't forced to do VR
Does anyone have a list?  I can't keep this up anymore since I changed to VR at the insistence of my company.  I have to do straight typing.  Please help.  I can't make my car loan this month.
Anybody know of companies hiring that aren't advertising? nm
Many LD companies aren't allowing MTs anymore. I doubt you'll have it for much longer.
Do you think all the headers and footers aren't getting counted? Lots of places aren't giving
Aren't MTSOs the owners? Well if owners of MT companies
don't want to work for that MTSO. There should be some idea of what is coming at us.
He is GREEDY!!!
From his name, he is not an American born citizen. He's helping their poverty. They speak EXCELLENT ENGLISH?? LOL, LOL!!!!!!!!!
I cannot BELIEVE you would expect a Christmas gift from your employer. I have been in healthcare for 30 years at various institutions and companies and have NEVER gotten a Christmas gift or bonus...
I agree with you. This What's in it for me attitude is disheartening. How many of us think of giving to or doing something FOR our employer? I am just grateful to have a job in this economy. That is my Christmas present.
oops...not about GREEDY but... sm
My subject line looks like I'm saying Who isn't greedy? LOL ! My post is referring to the Acusis CEO not being an American. (Whether or not he's *greedy* remains to be seen.)
What's greedy is when people
are always thinking about what they can GET rather than what they can GIVE. Gimme, gimme, gimme......

And MTSOs don't have greedy CEOs??  Who pushes outsourcing, VR, MT pay cuts, etc?  Not the hospitals!  The AAMT, et.al. have been around a long time before the MT industry went sour.  And who is the greedy middleman who saw a fast buck to be made with MTs?  Not the hospitals. (Guess who the middleman who's making that buck is.)  Does it makes sense that hospitals would pay their other employees the going wage for their respective positions and have a hand in undercutting only the MTs.  They (hospitals) have no direct say in our salaries.  Sure, they will try to obtain the most cost-effective contracts, whether MT, cleaning personnel, cafeteria workers, etc.  Who wouldn't?  Do you hear their employees blaming the hospitals when they're not paid prime wage?  They're making top $$$.  Let's put blame where blame is due!

You state that if hospital CEOs weren't so greedy, the poor MTSOs could pay their MTs more.  DO YOU HONESTLY THINK THAT, IF THAT WERE THE CASE, THE MTSOs WOULD PASS ON THE EXTRA BUCKS TO THEIR MTs???  Really?  Don't you think they'd put it in their own greedy little pockets?? ( If you're not a MTSO yourself) ... think about what makes more sense!


I don't think MTSO's are greedy
I think some may be greedy, but many others are probably trying very hard to juggle variable workloads with variable staff.

I know. I am an MT now, but was an MTSO - it's not nearly as easy as people might think.

We have to remember not to paint them all with the same brush...
transcend used to be good but they got too greedy -
too many Indians, too much crappy voice recognition that is not even close, a horrible platform that has multiple problems, line counts that are always a hours to a day late (reminds me of another company where no matter what I did I could never get over 1000 lines over the required minimum counts), and the nastiest ROMs in the business. You can have your transcend.
So you DO expect something - even a card. GREEDY !!
Now that the greedy corporations who offshore
our work have driven down our wages, not to mention risking patient safety, it really makes me rethink/regret my career choice. This used to be a great job.
It's not that they are greedy, they are bidding on jobs to low
The one company I worked for literally bid 7 and 11 cpl for a VR account and were only paying the MTs 4 and 8. That is the real problem. These docs/hospitals want rock bottom rates and there are so many MTSOs out there competing for these accounts that they are bidding us all into the poor house. JM2
No, it IS that they're greedy! These people want
ALL the accounts! At all costs! They think by 'dominating' the industry by taking as many accounts as they can get, that it makes them a better company. But how do they make a profit with those lowball bids? Off the backs of the MT.

Greedy, greedy, greedy, GREEDY!
All the big (which means GREEDY!) MTSOs
there was some way to blow the whistle on these guys and either get the rules for the MTSO industry changed, or else have these oinkers put out of business entirely.
Only problem is, the big greedy fish are
or undercutting them so badly they can't compete. And when you finally wipe out all the competition, what do you have?

Look what greedy, inept management and lack of
Greed is NOT good.
If that is not what she meant, and she was just talking about greedy business people, then...
why did she feel the need to say that the business person was Arabian? If she was just talking about greedy business people, then why would his nationality matter?

See my point?
I hope Debbie "outs" the entire greedy -nm
Ha -- good for you. If more people stood up to the greedy cheats, maybe sm
we wouldn't be facing this now.  I miss the day of the gross line, but that's hard to find anymore, and if you do find it, even then sometimes they try to cheat you and make it a 100-character line .. sheesh (okay, I exaggerate a tad, but only a tad).
Ha -- good for you. If more people stood up to the greedy cheats, maybe sm
we wouldn't be facing this now.  I miss the day of the gross line, but that's hard to find anymore, and if you do find it, even then sometimes they try to cheat you and make it a line with no margins  .. sheesh (okay, I exaggerate a tad, but only a tad).
What's greedy about it? Have always received xmas gifts/bonus as employee
You aren't the only one, believe me. NM
Aren't they the ones who are
supposedly looking into buying Heartland?
aren't they all going to be
under regional supervisors within a year??? If you can get yourself under the northeast regional supervisor, do it. She's great.
Oh MY aren't you a gas
Why would you care. Bitter? I got a great job by not being hired by them with innumerable benefits and assigned to a nice a/c with great potential.

Don't get my way - do you mean expecting to be paid on time is being bitter and spoiled? What planet do you come from? LOL

And yes SD is said - it's not my fault they auto cap it - boy do you have issues!!!! sd is standard shorthand for said my friend. can't imagine even noticing something like that.
Uh, no. They aren't doing that

The letter I received a few months ago when I cancelled my membership said something quite different.  It had nothing to do with keeping the jobs US based.  It was all about quality healthcare documentation which is important; don't get me wrong there.  However, there was NOTHING in there stating anything about keeping this work here at all.  Instead it was all about the global marketplace and a cop-out.

I personally feel that the bulk of the healthcare industry knows cheaper doesn't necessarily mean better or even close to what is expected.  I don't think all of the jobs are going to disappear.

I have written, called and probably annoyed my senator and any other government official in my state about outsourcing private healthcare information.  India, for example, does not have stringent laws about private information like we do. 

We do have a personal responsibility though.  I have brought this up on other boards, but we need to ask our healthcare providers if their back office is handled here.  If not, choose another provider if possible.  Of course avoiding purchase of everything that comes from somewhere else is virtually impossible, but there are lots of other things.  This may also sound mean, but if I get on the phone with customer service somewhere and realize the person I am speaking with is offshore, I have my call transferred.  Nothing against the person, but I am not discussing my personal account information with someone who is not 100% required by law to protect that information.  Period.  If enough people take the intiative (not saying in this particular way), the gov't and other organizations won't have a choice but to listen. 

Outsourcing globally is not the trend right now.  I really think pulling together can stop it from becoming so.

Aren't they like about $40,000 ???
My car's OLD - only kind I can afford.
And just because you aren't a fan sm
doesn't mean it is a bad company for everyone.
Aren't we all?
Now I know you aren't exp'd - there is SM
no earthy reason to BUY A PDR to look up drugs.  Caught again.
They aren't even in the US - ya think?? *-D) nm
You REALLY ARE NEW aren't you?

Snort...  How naive. 

Look, the really sad thing is that work has really picked up at TT and if whomever the fool is that decided to file this lawsuit had just waited a bit, things on MT Stars would have died down.  Have you seen any negative postings about TT recently?  No, because there is WORK!! 

If you let your anger rule your head, you will show yourself for the fool that you are. 

Sad, truly sad.... 

Obviously, you aren't one of them...
If you had the slightest legal knowledge, you would know that any person can file a lawsuit against anyone -- the claims don't have to be true. Again, enjoy your Law 101 class.
If you aren't happy
why don't you leave?  You seem to know so much, so you must work for OSi.  You musn't be able to get another job elsewhere.
If you aren't using an expander just think how
many more lines you could produce with an Expander and then that would be like gettin a raise.
Why don't you just go back to MQ, they aren't that bad
I was full-time with them and quit for reasons not related to all the new changes, but after thinking it over, I decided to keep some part-time hours because I enjoy the work.

DISCLAIMER: This post was not spellchecked or proofread for errors, so if you find one, please don't bash me......
A little snippy aren't we?
No they aren't. They are looking for editors

Is there a little emoticon for putting a finger down one's throat and retching?

Maybe we aren't talking
not sure what kind of rate could result in $4.25/1000 words...but I'm doing much better than that...so far.
I have worked for TRS and while they aren't the
worst company out there, I certainly would never recommend them.  Any time people can't figure out how much their making, it isn't an ideal situation.  The Trinidad issue and how it was handled is another strike against them. 
They aren't outsourcing. nm
Wow, aren't we cynical!
I am working for TT because a couple of TT employees took the time to answer my questions about the company and it sounded like it might be the place for me. I am very glad they were so helpful, because now I work there and I'm very happy. I haven't found any drawbacks to working there. If the companies you have chosen to work for have not turned out well, I'm sorry, but don't assume they are all the same. It is absolutely not fair to try to run down a company's name when you admit you never worked there. I do work there, and the company hasn't asked me to advertise for them. I can't believe you would judge people who go out of their way to try to help other MTs find a good company.
You aren't getting paid? nm
You aren't missing much with sm
Transhealth. Chartmatrix stinks, doesn't integrate well with Word at all (cannot use autocorrect), crashes alot, and hard dictators. Their test dictators are actual doctors on their system. Management and office staff turn over quite frequently. Transolutions last I knew started out at 6 cents a line. You may want to go IC if you don't need the benefits.
Aren't you clever...
I didn't call *myself* 'garbage' - and you know it, but I guess going for the cheap shot is the best you can do?

Your experience may have been wonderful; mine was the worst. The person who originally asked about the company needs to hear both negative and positive feedback.
True, but most of them are, aren't they? They are for me.