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Wow, some just aren't happy unless there's negativity and drama abounding.

Posted By: Save your breath, Happy. Let 'em stay miserable on 2008-08-27
In Reply to: Oh, please, can't you bring in those little cheer - leader icons with the pom-poms?

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I was offered a job with DSG and it seems a lot of negativity on here. Is anyone happy there and
do all the accounts have this bad sound I hear so much about.  Since they use DQS if they are rerecording from another sound file they will get a very bad sound from that.  I do know that but you wouldnt think their own accounts would have that same bad sound. 
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.
Would you mind saying why you aren't happy there?
Just curious. I like it so far, but my line count is not where I would like for it to be.
Ok, fine, potatoMT is happy, others aren't, and even others say 1.5 cpl
Do the math on how long it would take to earn any real amount of money when you actually have to edit reports that were transcribed offshore. It's clear by other posters that it's not VR editing. It is actually hard core editing of offshore production. Even if you simply sent the reports right on without ever looking at them, it still wouldn't result in any decent amount of pay.
Aren't you cheery? Happy said "your mileage may vary" sm
I don't think the OP was saying that the company was perfect for everyone. Geez, rain on everyone's parade 'cause you don't think AAMT is squat. It was one person's opinion and thus at least a place to start.
Do you think all the headers and footers aren't getting counted? Lots of places aren't giving
I think it has come to the point where the atmosphere at OSi has gotten to the employees and with all the "favoritism" and inadequacy of QA Manager. People are fed up. My advice, get out of OSI, there are companies that appreciate MTs and by the way, why is OSI allowed to post jobs on here when MT STARS is totally against outsoucing offshore? I thought that was not accepted here on this board.
No need for all that drama.
if you would simply call it a night, get some rest and stop trying be so condescending with a whole slew of people here who have very legitimate concerns over the implications of subcontractors and their potential to exert MORE negative forces and drive downwads trends in line rate further into the dust.
Such drama - nt
Oh my...I would rather work for a man..less DRAMA!!
I think it really means a no drama SM
person.  I don't think it applies to vacations at all.  You have no idea how many people apply for jobs, get hired and then suddenly need time off to take care of a personal problem, have constant personal issues, child issues, etc. and keep asking for time off.  I see it a lot in this field.  The person who takes a couple of vacations every year (scheduled) and schedules any other time off in advance is rare these days.
Company Drama and the board
It seems to be that a daily drama has to be played out here.  I sure hope things cheer up around here soon. It's getting to be no fun. I am becoming wary that it is not just the MTs causing the drama, but certain places of employment are experiencing growing pains and becoming dramatic.  I am an MT who likes working at home to avoid the drama of the office.  I am an MT who likes a predictable day, a predictable yet challenging job.  For me all this drama is really getting to be a bit much. I don't know about you, but I sure hope that things calm down and a little less anxiety around here.  Have a nice weekend. I am because I am signing off this place and will only lurk to see if the drama queen companies and MTs have calmed down. Have a nice weekend folks.
I agree -- drama queen of the century (sm)
Not only that, check with your accountant. She claims the MTs are ICs but subjects them to so many rules/regulations, provides the software (no need as just Word would do fine), etc. My state's department of labor is investigating, and I also filled out that IRS form to get a determination, but my accountant says there's no question she was treating people like employees but not paying the taxes, etc. Too bad -- Stanford was fun work, even if it was only clinic work.
Job hoppers, undependable, drama queens SM

I've seen them all.  BTW for the person below, I call a person a job hopper when they have had a number of jobs where they only stayed weeks or perhaps a couple of months and then moved on for whatever reason.  These people can be identified from the interview.  They have a laundry list of demands as far as what they will and won't do in terms of worktypes, they need blocks of time out during the day to do errands, make dinner, they have many appointments with various doctors.

If you do end up hiring them for one reason or another, they are undependable.  Float on and off the system all day, have family members call to report the employee is in the hospital REGULARLY, they won't work the shift they committed to, the electricity was cut off, the cable line has been cut..you get the idea.  On the days they do manage to make it to work they are calling the office with stupid problems because they have no technical ability (computer) or they have absolutely no problem-solving skills.  When they aren't having problems, they are calling the office to complain about the work they're getting, they can't type ESL doctors (well who took the test to be hired, I wonder?), they've never typed anything but clinic notes, they don't own a BOS.  I feel your pain.  I hope some of these MTs read this and see themselves, but somehow I don't think they will.  Flame away, people, the folks over in India are grateful when they get more work.

Personally, I couldn't care less about TT or the drama.
You seem to be assuming the company is in the right in this situation. I have no personal stake in the issue, but IMO I think it's overboard to sue over a message board, and I'm just saying since this ridiculousness has happened and opened our eyes that we can't openly say things around here apparently because we never know when something like this could happen, that maybe we should just use different wording very carefully so we can still share important info. I would hate to see this one company's lawsuit ruin our ability to share info with fellow MTs. Just seeing that APPARENTLY, ahem, this company is suing an MT is helpful information in itself when choosing a company.......
after all the negativity about MQ and them having-sm
their own board to vent and all, how was I supposed to know it was not sarcastic. You did not elaborate at all. I love eating feet though...lol. sheesh. get mad over something worthwhile.

Well this will probably raise some hackles....but here goes.


I have never seen so much negativity towards other colleges, as I have seen on this message board.  That is a shame.  Yes everyone is entitled to their opinion, but it just seems like there are alot of you that want to post nothing but negative posts/replys. 


NOW watch how many critics there are about THIS post!!

So much negativity
Let's give it a chance; no one has a crystal ball to have guaranteed bad outcome.

I really feel everyone should calm down and see how it goes.  Being negative is helping a thing.  I truly do not believe for one second that Dorothy so called SOLD US OUT.  Has anyone here ever owned a transcription THE SIZE OF MDI with the same volume of accounts and had to continue to make the customer happy and keep every single MT at the same?  MDI is doing their BEST with the situation this economy is in and doing their best to maintain accounts so that we CAN make an income. 

I dont think its really fair to bash D or CB on here PERIOD.  If your not happy with the partnership, then just quietly move on.  There is no need to be saying Dorothy sold us out and negative comments like her pillow is stuffed with fat stacks of cash, and calling CB the QUEEN now. 

Its all unnecessary and its NOT going to increase your line count.

Most of the people on here posting negative comments aren't even using their real names.  I just wonder how Dorothy would feel if she could see who was really being so critical of a CHANGE that hasn't even completely evolved yet.

The negativity expressed on MT
boards is one thing that really made me question if MT was right for me.  Luckily, I persevered despite the negativity and have found that I love MT work. You might try going to a local AHDI meeting if there is one near you.  I have found MTs to be much more considerate and helpful and positive in person. 
Don't be afraid of the negativity...
Facts are facts, and it's useful. You don't have to like it but can still use what you read. Things tend to get witchy here sometimes, but I gotta say were it not for this board and the freedom we have here of saying what we feel and reading both sides, I'd not have been able to make a halfway intelligent quick decision between two companies. I was set to sign on with a place everybody was praising highly a few months ago which now apparently is going the route of the place I just left, i.e., down the tubes. I used this board, made personal email contact with several people (very valuable) and very quickly picked a place where hopefully I can quit worrying for awhile at least (but who knows? I'll never truly feel secure jobwise again, but it's been a good wake up call). The info I continue to get here has been invaluable to me. You have to know how to use information you're presented with and take what you can from it in any situation. By the way, I also learned that you cannot necessarily believe everything a recruiter will tell you no matter how nice that person is or how intelligent you think your questions are. It can be a different story once you've signed on with the company.
Thanks for all the negativity posted about this job. sm
It made it easier for me to obtain this gravy train account. I would rather take 0.06 cpl GROSS LINE any day over 0.07 or 0.08 cpl 65-character line. With that said, I would also rather take 0.07 cpl or 0.08 cpl over 10 cpl any day if I could have the same, repetitive dictator daily versus 500+ dictators, easily type in Word and no time consuming platform to learn. Wake up people and quit being followers. Judge companies and pay for yourself and decide what you need to earn money and survive. Not what your fellow MT complains about. I suspect those complaining are the ones not making much money.
Reasons for negativity.
MDI has been my dream transcription job/company to work for....having this job is the reason I got into transcription.  After having worked for the large national companies and finally being able to get on with MDI, I thought this is it for me, I found the perfect place to be for me........Those of us that have worked for other companies that have done this same thing, been there, done that, repeating the cycle. I guess I was naive to think it would be different with MDI. 
Stamp out this Negativity against MDI
I really feel everyone should calm down and see how it goes. Being negative is helping a thing. I truly do not believe for one second that Dorothy so called SOLD US OUT. Has anyone here ever owned a transcription THE SIZE OF MDI with the same volume of accounts and had to continue to make the customer happy and keep every single MT at the same? MDI is doing their BEST with the situation this economy is in and doing their best to maintain accounts so that we CAN make an income.

I dont think its really fair to bash D or CB on here PERIOD. If your not happy with the partnership, then just quietly move on. There is no need to be saying Dorothy sold us out and negative comments like her pillow is stuffed with fat stacks of cash, and calling CB the QUEEN now.

Its all unnecessary and its NOT going to increase your line count.

Most of the people on here posting negative comments aren't even using their real names. I just wonder how Dorothy would feel if she could see who was really being so critical of a CHANGE that hasn't even completely evolved yet. Most are reacting from igorance and FEAR.
The negativity is warranted. SM
Since when have you heard of any buyout that made things better for the MT? None. I worked for Transhealth, which was bought by Webmedx. Two years later (almost), it has not been better for us. More management, the use of a time clock, horrible accounts, low work. Never had this at Transhealth.
This drama NEVER ends! It is SOOOOOO scary, and so boring at the same time!
Now Lee will come on, with an empassioned plea to please call her, and yada, yada, the misunderstandings. This person left, or that person left, or now a new bolt of lightning. It is getting ABSURD to have this regurgitated at least weekly on this board!  Same old, same old. I would NEVER work for Keystrokes, and can't imagine anyone falling for this saga and applying.  Something is VERY wrong in KS land.
That's a horribly offensive term. I wouldn't compare some drama
I'm sure many postings are shaded by negativity but
If I see something that goes into great detail describing a negative experience, not getting paid, bad management with a pretty good explanation why, etc. I steer clear of that company. No one could be making some of this stuff up.
Broken promises, messed up pay, endless drama. Good riddance!
It's not the negativity of the poster, it is what the MTSO posted.

It doesn't show the MTSO in a very good light. 

Gee...are you at all aware of the degree of negativity you have? If your negative... sm
attitude spills over into your employees... then I think you should expect just what you are getting... if anything at all...What I am so tired of is just anyone thinking they are management material ..and are also in the wrong profession... I have had more than my share of you people also...
Not sure why the negativity and sarcasm ... kinda sounds like the old

lover scorned thing ... LOL.   No company can probably say that it never runs out of work, but I have 2 accounts, and have only had to go to my secondary account maybe 10 times in the almost 1 year I have been there now.  At least the management team at TT cares.  I have worked for companies where I ran out of work, and the response I got was a laugh and just take the day off.   At least TT will get you another account.

As far as your remark alluding to the fact that if we were so busy working, we wouldn't be here -- do you work 24/7?  Also, TT is not a sweatshop.  We are allowed breaks. 

Maybe you had a bad experience with them.  No company is a great fit for everyone, that's for sure.  I have seen people rave about companies on here, tried them myself, and thought YUCK. 

It is only 6 am and my shift doesn't start until 4p, but I guess I shouldn't be posting here since apparently it implies that TT has no work ... LOL. 

Its why people complain about negativity on this board
Some people want to think that the people posting negative things here are just malcontents.  Sometimes, when a person speaks the truth, half a dozen other folks jump on to say its not the truth and everything is roses and rainbows.  Usually the truth is somewhere in the middle.  But some people would prefer to believe the sunshine being blown you-know-where by recruiters because they want to think they have lucked into a goldmine.  Well, its a crap shoot - maybe you did and maybe you didn't.  Each person's truth is going to hit them only after they are working the account.  So if she only wants to hear about the rainbows, let her have her fantasy.  Reality will come soon enough when she gets no paycheck.  Then she can pay her bills with all the rainbows.
Just because Stephanie is eloquent and not spouting negativity doesn't mean she isn't an MT.
She is just an MT who doesn't subscribe to your doom and gloom attitudes. 
Who said people who work for KS aren't happy for people who work for (sm)
other companies?  I'm happy for people who are happy with their jobs, no matter what company they work for. 
I agree! I just can't imagine a company speaking such negativity! I just can't imagine that.
Surely this is not a manager or anyone big time important at SS.  I just thought maybe it is a mad MT or something.  I have never seen such postings from a manager.  I was just curious.  I think it is very unprofessional if this is management.
Happy New Year. May we all have happy home lives (sm)
and do whatever it takes to make our work lives work for us too. 
Right and told we should be happy we have jobs. Not too happy right now.




I can't say enough nice things about this company; very flexible, you area a statutory employee. That means that they pay the employer portion of your SS. Great on time pay, tons of work. Do your lines and you are left alone! Expect to be responsible though. Pay for your phone; rent a Lanier or a C-phone if you don't have one; BayScribe platform. Anything that is a bit of an inconvenience is more than made up for. You will know to the minute how much you will make and how many lines you have typed. Check it out!

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.