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You can believe those on this board saying NO WORK at Transtech ! Absolutely true !!

Posted By: Transtech NO WORK on 2008-09-14
In Reply to: low work - T-Ceet

Getting worse and worse every day.  They are going to VR at a VERY FAST PACE, which pays so little you cannot survive on the money UNLESS you work 60 hours a week OR are one of the supe's fav's that get the better dictators.

There is always an excuse by TT as to the low work, but remember that doesn't pay our creditors.  Work disappears in large chunks when were at getting almost out of TAT (if ever) so it is going somewhere.

TT is turning out to be like every other MT company out there - more and more executives/supervisors to pay and not a single penny raise for the MT -- much less provide work for the MT's on a consistent basis -- not near consistent basis.

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Ohhhhh, sooooooo true -- Transtech tech people absolutely stink anymore since ____ left. He was the

greatest!  Hated to hear that he had left.  We got some real doozies for tech help now.  The MT ends up training them.  They are clueless as to what to do when we need help.  TRUTH!

They ALWAYS have a BAD attitude in their voice, too -- like we MT's are a bother to them -- thought that is what they get paid for.

Just wondering because work is low across the board again at Transtech

What co. are you considering now, if company was not TT?   Just wondering.

Absolutely true.......sm
Time and time and time again... always the same story. Run! and don't look back.
Absolutely true!
That absolutely is NOT true!!! sm
Check out this web site:

I wish people would get real facts before they say untrue things on this forum. I guess if you don't give a hoot about your credit and knowing people are delving into it at their whim instead of yours, then you can believe what you read here. I, for one, do not - and neither should you! Merry Christmas!
Absolutely not true...it is 8% less than the line
count shown in ExText for headers and footers. Been there for 3 years and check my lines every day.
Absolutely not true. It's not just for companies
but professions. My husband is a member of the electricians union, and my father is a member of a pipefitters union. My dad has been a member of the same union for decades, and he's worked at numerous different places through the years. Same thing for my husband.
Absolutely not true. I was offered a position in

management so to say I couldn't hack it is bull.  I just couldn't deal with the BS. 

Absolutely true about the Q. Couldn't agree more with you. NM
I agree. Sadly, it is absolutely true, nm
absolutely true! mama's boy trying to run the buisness into the ground.....so very sad!
Before you JUMP ON ME, yes, I have done VR with Transtech and absolutely hated it because
I cannot make the same money I can with traditional transcribing and I like to see a good report when I am finished.  I am a sole provide for myself and MUST MAKE GOOD MONEY to survive in this world!  I am not working for the fun of it.  Again, YES, I have given VR a chance with Transtech already -- unable to use expanders/briefs/etc.  NOT ENOUGH money to be made with VR -- 1/3 of my line rate, not hardly.
Mine has ALWAYS been in my bank on Friday, if not before, from Transtech, so absolutely different

This pay period is different.  My bank is such a good bank, so it is NOT the bank.  I called my bank and a DD is not even pending from Transtech.  New payroll person inhouse may want to save TT $$$  by holding off on our pay.  Things are changing at TT every day now.  It has been SO GOOD for over a year.   Sigh . . . .

TransTech provides absolutely benefits for their senior MT's, but your protected ! ! !

Strange you didn't know you were pregnant; hate people who use the system for having fun and getting pregnated.  Just what this world needs is more kids!!!! 

Lots of benefits for the pregnant, as the mgmt-type people at TT want those types of benefits for themselves !   They choose benefits desired by themselves, such as the hybrid vehicle -- who cares about???

IMHO you should lose your job, just as we mature MT's would lose our job at TT if we were to miss months of work !!!!!

I read that post on job seeker's board, and it makes absolutely no sense...sm
Scary to think this is what medical reports might look like coming in from overseas MTs. Thank goodness I'm not an editor...that would irritate the living --- out of me. Quite an embarrassment to those of us in this profession who have worked hard over the years and are proud of what we do.
This is so true. People on MQ board always complaining, but sm
things do not seem to be that much better elsewhere according to a lot of posts on here. It's always something.
Not true. This info is on the Company board per Admin's request.
It is all clearly marked "MQ" somewhere in the subject line or name.

The Main board is virtually free of the new MQ posts. Go back over there or just scroll down the page to where you want to read.

No one has forced you to read anything. Admin made a request that the new MQ info be placed on this board and we have complied.

You're not obliged to read if you don't want to.
Absolutely not! I work for the best MTSO. I am have been so blessed to work for the small company I

I will share this about the MTSO I work for.  I called her late last Wednesday night after Church and told her I was compelled to help out with Hurricaine Katrina in some way and an opportunity arose for a small group from my Church to go to Louisianna this coming week.  Would she be able to cover my work.  She told me no problem without any hesitation and even donated money for the trip. 

And I am sure there are plenty of good companies out there to work for.  To compare us to migrant workers is just not right.

Does TransTech have a private board? NM
Not true. I believe TransTech either offers paid maternity leave or is about to.
Quote from TransTech's ad on Jobs Board

* Paid maternity/paternity leave

Get it now ????  That is age discrimination! 

One request, please -- all you Transtech cheerleaders go to your Yahoo board

Why are you showing up here tonight.  GO where you belong!

Most of the positive posts about TT and VR are mgmt posts;  they always do this, but you other cheerleaders/favorites, go to your new Yahoo Board and leave us along who don't want to work for LESS MONEY.

By the way, I have done VR with TT and HORRIBLE.  I can't make even close to the money I can with normal transcription. 

VR is more money in the pockets of TT execs.  Not in the MT's wallets.



Frustrating situation at TransTech makes me make typos here on this board . . .

I have figured out a way to pay my bills with such **old, wornout** words

HAVE NOT figured out a way to pay my bills with . . .

Absolutely - always work available. nm
Currently work there and absolutely one
of the best jobs I have had as an MT. They are flexible with their time, have holiday PTO and regular PTO. Major plus, only 1 account. I know there are some negative posts around about them, but everyone in my group is respectful and the communication is great.
There is absolutely no work right know, so I don't
think they'll be hiring right now. 
Absolutely. It is SE status - you can work as much as you want.
Statutory employee status - make as much money as you want with no limitations. Plenty of work all of the time!

Good luck!
Absolutely positive. I work as an SE for
are withheld, only Social Security and Medicare taxes.
I currently work for them, and absolutely love them!
Pay is direct deposit and always on time. The account I'm on is relatively easy, although there are a few ESLs. I've been there 6 months now, and am very happy.
I work there and absolutely love it. You
set your schedule each week in 2-hour blocks each day. You have a minimum production per day you have to do and you need to work sometime within the blocks of time you schedule yourself.
I would ABSOLUTELY NOT work for a company that is associated with her. nm

Work for Shapin and absolutely HAPPY about it!!
Finally found my place.
Well I don't work for Transtech and this discussion isn't about Transtech...
and that is not age discrimination....give me a break...
I work for Shapin as lead QA and absolutely LOVE my job..sm
The owner is the most fair employer Ii have ever had!! She is kind to personal situations. She will help you out any way she can. I make really, really good money working for her. She is looking for more editors, as the company is growing a great deal. If you want more info, please feel free to contact me at MaryC_RI285@msn.com.
Absolutely, sends work to India, Phillipines...sm
She's something alright, sending work offshore instead of paying someone in the US a workable wage. Name of company is Another Medical Must...owned by Renee Lella....look her up on Google and see how that's worked for her in the past, with a major leak of patient records due to dealing with the Indian company and their MTs. She trains her MTs most of the time using her cell phone in the car while doing errands or picking up kids...horrible. Bad, bad experience, never again. She looks at this board occasionally and still posts for job openings once in a while, but always under an alias or different name, sometimes maria...sometimes another name. Shifty.
Between the outsourcing and overhiring, there is absolutely no work for anyone/anything American, pe
Absolutely - I work off FTP and have a 24-hour window to return files.
I work my own schedule daily and keep my TAT. It is that simple. No big deal. I download my files late in the evening, transcribe the next day and upload them late in the evening.

Whatever works!
That is a BIG problem at TransTech is leads assigning work, rather than letting the work flow
This TT MT just admitted to that fact.  It has been very obvious, as so easy to tell how work comes into our que and then gets pulled out as fast as it came in and replaced with YUKKY dictators.   VERY frustrating to us other TT MT's who take the JUNK that is NOT assigned to other MT's, such as this poster. 
There is NO work at Transtech. Maybe they just choose special people to send work to
NO WORK at Transtech -- did no good to work the holiday for 1.5 lines, did it?
I am sure the office staff will share their PAID HOLIDAY MONIES with us who sit here with no work.  This has gotten to be such a frustrating profession.  I guess I need to relocate to Houston so that I can work in the office, too, and reap those wonderful paid benefits that us at-home piecemeal workers do not get.
No one said KS was out of work or low on work. The opposite is true. sm
I have heard that every account is busy. My primary is and both my secondary accounts are looking for extra help.

Isn't MDI Florida part of Transcend now? Maybe the work is going to India. They are pretty open about that.
This is so true. I bet we all work for the
same company. I still think it is great work and great accounts, just with you and the OP, don't understand how we just cannot at least be made to feel secure in our jobs. Why the constant fear. Catch more flies with honey than vinegar, but then again, fear of the economy is also a threat.
true, at least they can work in their jammies...sm

That was in the ad that started me in this rant in the first place.  Stay home and stay in your slippers all day if you want.  No gas expense?  No uniform or clothing expense?  (I don't know about you but I do wear clothes regardless if I am working or not, LOL

  In the same paragraph...we are not a work when you want company. 

All transcriptionists are scheduled on a daily duty roster.  If a Transcriptionist is scheduled, then they are expected to be on working.  While working from home does allow for distractions, _______ requires that all schedules be upheld per the scheduled roster without exception.  This is not a “work when you want” corporation.


No, that's not true. They work with you. Yes, you have to be FT to get benefits. sm
but that is anywhere. They define FT by 12000 lines per period. They average it out. They take into consideration accounts, volume, slow periods, etc. If you are working FT and not getting the lines you need, they work with you to get there.

Someone is just trying to stir things up here, and I am not sure why, but it is very disheartening to see half-truths and lies about so many companies. I love working for Keystrokes. I average 2500-2700 lines per day but I have been doing this a long time and use my Expander for everything. I have an account that is considered a nightmare to some people, but I think that they come into it with a bad attitude. IMO, any account can be great once you get used to it, with Keystrokes or with any company, as long as the line count is accurate.
While it is true clients can set forth when the work is available
This particular ad stated these are straight shifts and not flexible. That is a no-no in IC, IMO. They can say when work is available but can't dictate what hours you work, period.
true, tho, would work for the painter. sm
painter - do not back down, have no fear, and stock up on gumption! We are all here with you as you represent ALL of us.

Yes, it's true you do not have to work weekends/nights
They let you choose your own work schedule when you start.  They use Dictaphone with Word.  It takes a bit of patience to get used to what you're supposed to do as far as finding the right visit or if the doctor inputs the wrong work type, etc., but as a program in general, it's simple to use.
True - Regardless of line rate, if the work isn't
flowing like you need/want it to, then you'll not make your goal.

They do not pay the MTs a true line count anyway. Why would anyone work for them? nm.
It does not matter who you work for, a true QA person
who is worth their weight in gold, will NOT take a position that pays any other way than by the hour. It does not matter if it is regular QA or ASR, there is no difference. I have seen ASR where you have to retype the entire report; of course that also means that you have to take out what is already there. If you are a QA specialist and have 100% listen, many blanks (I see them in every report), difficult dictators (which is no problem with me but is with the MTs), there is no way on earth you will make a wage if you are paid on production and these companies that do this, do not give a hoot about quality and they also do not give a hoot about their QA people.