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Posted By: me on 2005-11-30
In Reply to: Boy, I couldn't have put that better - myself... My story exactly!


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the posting is the exact same posting as you read on the
job seekers board. It is under state boards
What posting? (nm)
posting over and over
One reason these people keep posting is that they have multiple openings and are looking for the right fit.
Thanks for posting this. I know where I won't end up!

Thanks for the tip. You can bet I will not be posting anything
  about pay scale again, LOL.  I was just trying to share something good and it backfired.  Oh well, that's what I get for being happy I guess.
there was a posting...
about how they may require you to purchase expensive dictation equipment and you would always be out of work.

they say only 2 out of 10 will actually be hired. i applied with them. They send you a tape to transcribe with simple specs. i heard from them about 3 weeks later, and of course i failed.

if you go for it, im sure you'll do better as i only have 1.2 years experience with radiology. good luck.

Posting (SM)
You obviously have not read the posting policies.

Company names can be used. It is individual accounts that cannot be discussed nor any information that identifies individuals at companies or otherwise. No company-specific information (i.e., internal memos, etc.).

I suggest you read the posting policies immediately. If you have any problems with any policy, you need to e-mail either myself (moderator@mtstars.com) or the Administrator (admin@mtstars.com). Either way, anymore of these petty complaints about posting poicies are going to be deleted.
in re of me posting
Are you on some kind of drugs? If not, maybe you need some. The original poster was only stating something that happened, you took it waaaay overboard chickie poo. Ease up. Life is short!
Thanks for posting! (sm)

If I am reading your post correct, it seems that the high producers would not triple their lines but someone transcribing lower lines would see a better increase.  Does that sound about right?

One more question - what is your opinion on the platform for VR?

Thank you, again!

no one knows who is posting except to say....
website owners can see who is posting, see the IPS/DNS and what OS (operating system) many poster is on so this website CAN/COULD hold folks responsible for their posts.
Thank you for posting this!
They are advertising for radiology MTs and I was considering applying with them. Not gonna happen.....
Thank you all for posting. Appreciate it! nm
Thanks for posting this. - nm
There is more than one ME posting here :)
but I'm not one who believes your company is supplying work to Barbados.

Instead there is an *appearance* of mining the workforce there for a CHEAPER labor force than what you can find in the U.S.

Where are your 200 online students located? In the US?

another posting...
I see this person has posted again today.  Is there anyway to check if this is a legitimate company?  It is kinda hard to tell with an aol email address    
Thank you for posting that, SM

It sounds as if our experiences were very similar.  I'm leaving at the end of next week.  I can tell from your posts we were on the same large account.

I thought it was just ME.  I was working hard too, trying to learn all the gazillons of doctors and locations, etc. and my line counts were in the toilet.  I have 10 plus years of experience so I'm NOT a newbie.   My DH and I figured I am making about $800/month less than I was a year ago at this time.  Yep, it was THAT bad.

Oh, and nice people.  Really nice people to deal with most of the time.  However, nice isn't paying my bills!!

Anyway, thanks for posting, because it's really good to hear I'm not the only one!  I feel so isolated working there.

Happy Thanksgiving!

I have seen someone posting they had 15

accounts in their profile and that they had no work a couple of months ago.  Who in the world wants 15 sets of account specifics to deal with and hundreds of dictators.

I'm so glad I left Webmedx.  I now have 1 account that  has enough work for me to work 24/7 if I want to. 


Thanks for posting
I was thinking to supplement or do 2 part time.  I have used DQS and really like it, maybe just because I got used to it, I don't know.  I just don't like the feeling of being at the mercy of having income dependent on only one source, especially when things slow down and everyone seems to have TAT of about 30 seconds anymore on what is there.  Anyway, thanks again for the info!
Hey where did u see a job posting for them?

Maybe if i reapply and get rehired they will PAY me the several thousand they already owe me!  Yeah right!  Run as far away as possible.  Seriously though, please share with us the hiring process because I guarantee you at least 9 people are on the lookout and are dying to know.

What does sm and nm mean when posting?
Trying to learn the lingo!
?? Who IS this guy, & why is he posting all this
Why does he think any of us CARE about office politics in India?
Posting here regarding this,
A lot of people have not kept their contracted promise, at least I gather that, because they now have the prn program where for a lower line rate you can work anytime you want and at any line count you want. Apparently, months ago a lot of people were not living up to their promise, and so they hired to compensate. Now there are those who do keep a promise and run out of work because of the lack of balance. So they put in this prn program so that those of us who do keep the line counts and promises have more work when the prn program kicks in. Problem is, how does an MT keep a full time line promise when work keeps running out. I plan on asking for as many accounts as possible to stay on because work is low everywhere at least from what I can see and this company is at least honest regarding pay and the essentials. I think that it is combination of MDI having to keep client contract with TAT, and the overhiring to compensate when already-hired MTs did not keep their promise. MDI is trying to make up for that now, don't know, however, if enough people don't leave or if enough new accounts are not won, if we will ever be able to all have work.

Thanks for posting that...
some MTs do not take pride in their work and it is so frustrating.
Thank you for posting this..sm
Very interesting.  I doubt that anything will actually come of it, at least in the near future, but it sure is nice to see our concerns in print and backed up by a study. 
Thanks for posting this
Thank you for posting this!  I work for Landmark and I start working for Probity in January.  It's nice to see the opinions of my two employers and I liked the opinions they expressed. Intersting article.
Thanks for posting...
I have never personally worked with you before, but thank you for posting.  As MTs we have our own frustrations, but I think we sometimes forget that MTSOs are facing their own issues as well.  I imagine it's not easy to balance keeping in TAT and not overhiring, keeping MTs happy and also keeping clients happy.  There is a lot of behind-the-scenes juggling that goes on that we MTs never deal with.  That's part of the reason I am an MT and have no desire to be an MTSO.
Thank you for posting this....

This is what I meant above by how a company is saying work this shift as an IC at this line rate.  As an IC, I have the right to work when I choose to work, not when my clients choose.  If my clients want to make demands (and yes I have one client that is an MTSO), then I would become an employee at that point and they must pay my taxes. 

I've seen people post as employees saying they have no work during their shift and are asked to flex, which is also wrong.  It's just crazy how this profession continues to be used and abused and now there are MTs convinced it's okay because they need a job.  It's just a neverending cycle.  JMO.   

Still posting ads over and over....

What a nutjob!  Does she think if she posts just ONE more, maybe, just maybe someone will reply? 

This TTS posting goes on and on and on
I work there, have been there for about 2 years or so, no problems at all, love it, no one looking over your shoulder, no one breathing down your neck, I receive my money on time. Donít know what else to tell you but this from a happy employee.
Thanks for posting that....
That's depressing. What I don't understand is how come there's such a huge difference in pay. Aren't we basically QA'ing VR? I understand we're editing, but we're fixing a lot, too. I think the pay should not be so low and when I hired on, I asked about VR and was told that it would only be done in the interest of the MT. Well, 1/3 of my cpl is not in any MTs best interest. I guess it's a good thing I'm going back to school and getting away from the medical field.
Thank you - not just my posting name :)
I dun dood it.

Seriously, this has always been one of my primary concerns about using personal computers for work - from the company's standpoint, as well as the employee's - especially given the sensitive nature of our work. It is almost impossible for the company to maintain an appropriate level of security (or to verify it) without running the risk of a serious intrusion on employee privacy, whether intentional or accidental (won't be a defense in court).

Even scanning an employee's computer to check for open ports, for instance, which would seem to be one of the least intrusive checks, reveals information about what applications might be installed, since different applications are known to use certain ports.

The BEST PRACTICE is for employees to use one computer exclusively for work and another for personal purposes. I've never used one for both, preferring to purchase an inexpensive used PC (and you can get a dandy for very little money) for work and reserve my laptop for personal use. Of course, I really think the company should provide the work computer, but that seems to be something else that's going or gone by the wayside as the companies continue to shift their costs to the employee.
Did you see the 6 cpl job posting?

Hopefully nobody applied, that is HORRIBLE!  They even list qualifications, want someone with experience, no newbies and I believe it said ESL dictators, not sure about that and all with the lovely pay of 6 cpl for actual lines typed.  The actual lines typed more than likely  means they have some templates that they don't pay for.  I mean COME ON NOW, THESE PEOPLE ARE CRAZY! 

One thing about templates I have noticed (I get paid for them) but you DO have to change things in them sometimes and it isn't fair for the companies who don't pay for them.  Anyways, I was just shocked at the 6 cpl and wondering if they actually got ANY responses to that one!

new job posting???

Has anybody applied here?  And... got a favorable response?

NJPR-Hospital and Medical Support Services
Contact: Denise Murphy
129 Littleton Road, Parsippany, New Jersey 07054

I submitted a resume and for the first I was told that this is not a resume  OMG I could not believe it.  I very nicely withdrew my not resume. 

job posting
I sent the resume less than an hour ago.  First she said there was no attachment.  I opened what I had sent and cut and paste the attachment back to her, explaining how to find and open the attachment.  To that, I got the response, that is not a resume   First time I have ever been told that.  I have used the same format for years, adding and changing over the years.  Not that I have applied to many places.....
We must have seen the same posting
On that other site for an IC. Quite clear about you pick your shift and you will stick to it, all for a whopping 8 cpl on an account that they admit is laden with ESL (and if they admit there's a lot of them, it must in actuality be entirely ESL). If they want me to adhere to a strict schedule, stopping only for lunch as stated, having my ears bombarded with ESL for 8 hours, they better be paying a whole heckuva lot more than 8 cents a line.
Thank you for posting this! nm
Wow! Thanks for posting this

Don't know who you work for, but I know when I've been an employee before, they were VERY careful about hours and OT and the whole employee thing (except when I was still with MQ for the first few months after 'harmony' and was rather a fiasco, time card always screwed up and supe having to fix)  I would say they are headed for some deep doo-doo  

Thanks for posting and let us know how it turns out!  Can't believe what all goes on in this business these days.

There is a posting on the Job seekers...

board for Hanover PA that mentions a Pennsylvania board.  Does anyone know where I would find this?  Thanks!

It is probably one of the OSi owners posting
6 to 7-1/2 cpl for the most recent job posting!!! Don't think much of us, do they?...nm
Thank you for posting. All I was trying to do was to give some
hope out there to all those unhappy, crabby MTs out there.  It took a while but I did not give up and I found a good fit.  I was just trying to pass on the luck, not trying to start an argument over who makes what.  Also, gave the name of the company because I believe MDI is looking for MTs, not to make other MTs of MDI angry and bitter.
LOL!!! Okay - here's my posting - your turn!
HIlarious in a sick control freak kinda way!

Thanks for posting.. I am happy too.
Happy Thanksgiving.
Posting -- PLEASE READ (SM)

I think there has been some misunderstanding about some forum posting policies.  I'm going to clarify them here and then have a statement added to the top of the page, separate from the posts, so that all posters can review them at anytime.

First -- No foul language.  This includes swearing words such as damn; this includes using an inappropriate word and filling it in with asteriks, i.e., s***.  This also includes using inappropriate phrases, i.e.,  what the ? or acronyms, i.e., WTF. 

Second -- No e-mail addresses, phone numbers (not even toll-free numbers), or information identifying other individuals.

Third -- No company-specific information, i.e., account names, privileged information, posting of internal memorandums/communication, etc.  Company names themselves are, indeed, permitted.  Do not name specific accounts or copy/paste the memo that made you upset at work. 

Fourth -- No harassing, stalking, or impersonating other posters.  This means not following them around on the boards.  No threats.  No violent posts.  No vulgar or crude posts. 

You can disagree and post your disagreement but it has to be done with respect.  Be cautious of the language and format (all caps is generally considered yelling) used in your posts.  Intent is not always easily discernible in this media. 

Remember, you are always responsible for what you post.  Regardless of what happens in your personal or professional life or in this industry - you must abide by posting policy or you simply will not post here. 

If you leave a valid e-mail address for Reply-By-E-Mail option and your post is deleted, I will e-mail you why it was deleted; otherwise, you will just have to guess.

If these mild structural policies on posting are offensive to you, this isn't the place for you to be.  If you want to argue them, take it to the Administrator (admin@mtstars.com). 

These policies may be adjusted as necessary.

Thank you for posting this. I feel a little at
peace reading this and will definitely take your advice and prepare for the so-called famine next year.

Even though it is flu season, many of us do just ride it out and only go to the doctor when we absolutely see no improvement after a week or two.
posting for the poll
SS and also proud of it!~
Try posting your resume
I was contacted through this site.  I too like OP reports.  I was contacted by a small company to transcribe for a surgery center.  Mon thru Fri, no weekends, same account every day.  It was a dream come true!! 
There are errors in your posting
and whether or not it is only a law enforcement agency who can provide certain information with good reason...there are companies who can provide any information about you that you would rather be kept from public view without good reason.
But from the posting policy above it says...
Third -- No company-specific information, i.e., account names, privileged information, posting of internal memorandums/communication, etc. Company names themselves are, indeed, permitted. Do not name specific accounts or copy/paste the memo that made you upset at work.

It says company names are permitted....?

This is management posting obviously
Management are the only ones who are happy there because they make 60k a year!!
Try posting on the MDI forum and
and ideas from the MDI MTs who post there.