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You said a mouthful, sister. United we stand,

Posted By: sm on 2009-09-05
In Reply to: My sincere well wishes - gourdpainter

divided we fall. Right now, we're falling.

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Boy, you said a mouthful.
You said a mouthful
The MT business is what the telemarketing business once was in our rural areas. Little-to-no startup costs because the communities would cough up a building and waive property taxes indefinitely just to get jobs for the community. Fast cash for the quick and charming.

In return, the owner/managers of these sweat shops could brag the average job was worth $30,000. Hah...it was worth that because he made $70,000 and paid his 3 managers in the facility $14,000.

I see it in the company I work for. The reason the checks aren't ever on time is because they cut one person out of the accounting department. The reason you can't get a response from anyone is because they cut out one of the managers. Don't ask for a raise, though, because they just aren't giving them out right now. Where exactly is all that extra money going?

I will be netting less this year than I did last year, and I never did get to be in the glory days of the profession. My first year I made $25,000 as an employee and this year I will make slightly over $30,000 gross as an IC.

In all honesty, if I lived right now in an area where there was a large hospital nearby, I would be there in a heartbeat. Unfortunately, the local hospital here was offering $7.38 an hour to transcribe. Ummm...I don't think so.

you said a mouthful when you said its sm
Graet for people who don't know how to type very fast but want to work from home.

That is exactly the folks who really want to do VR and nothing else.........the ones who take this job to just work from home and cannot type very fast! Doesn't translate into a real MT does it?
You just said a mouthful.

That's what I found so strange in all of this.  This all happened in a 2-day period. Why didn't VP look into this more, especially if someone was messing with an employee of HER company?  Why did she accept a 2-week resignation and then, after finding out from her employee that she never resigned, lock her out within 2 days?  OP said that it all boils down to pointing out to VP that 2 other MTs on her team had access to the manipulate the queues, one of them being the daughter of someone else in charge. I believe that wholeheartedly b/c I've had some really strange things happen to my queue at All Type.   

I really don't think the VP was the one who sent the email, but it makes one wonder why she didn't do more to look into it all unless, of course, the ones in question all know each other personally.  I'm starting to wonder now if 'Elaine' from post below is the daughter of the work flow coordinator.  It doesn't make a whole lot of sense that a fellow 'team member' would come to the defense of management so vehemently. 

Everytime I start this dictator she has a mouthful
of gum, candy, ?? swishing around in her mouth. How rude can you get? Even if she is not sucking, chewing or whatever she is rolling that crap around in her mouth and then there is this physician who cannot pronounce her medical terms and yet she seems like she needs to snort something back every sentence. Just gross!!
United TR
Would love to hear from anyone who works for this company. Pay? Benefits? Work load? Do they provide equipment? Any info is greatly appreciated.
I tested with them and they had one very unreasonable transcription test (one particular note) that totally turned me off.  Horrible sound quality on top of a heavy ESL accent.  I was afraid that was a hint on what was to come with that company so I never finished the test. 
United Tran
What is the deal with United Tran?  Is it a reputable company?  Reading an ad from them, I thought it sounded good; but then when I went to their website, I noticed some misspellings.  Just made me wonder.  What does anyone know about them?
United Transcription
Recruiter, Melissa, had me do a questionaire first. after she was satisfied with this, she wanted to send me a pre-employment screening test. However, it looked like she was only going to send it to me if I had planning on taking it RIGHT THEN AND THERE just because it was timed and needed to be back in 24 hours (we are about 6 hours apart, and I do have another job). She did this twice. I waited for days. Why couldn't she just send the test as an attachment to download like NORMAL companies would?????

I finally emailed the company and told them how unprofessional they were, particularly Melissa, and that they actually did me a favor.

United Transcription

Can anyone tell me anything about United Transcription? I've done a search and cannot come up with much.  TIA!

I think there is a United Transcription in NC, not SC. (sm)
... and there is another company out of India. The one in NC is not a scam, though they are a young company. When I talked to them, it sounded like they used fabulous software. The bad thing is that they still don't seem to have a website, which I think they should so people could more easily distinguish them from the Indian company.
Does anyone know anything about United Transcription?

The ad looks like it's a good company to work for, but looks can be deceiving.  Anyone have personal experience with them currently or in the past?  TIA

United Transcription

Does anyone currently work for this company or has worked for this company in the past?  If so, give me the good, the bad, the ugly and otherwise!


United Tran
Yes...I did research on United Tran through the BBS and what I found is that they are out of Florida.  This is a company that has changed their name.  I can't remember but it seems that the origional company was out of Colorado then moved to Florida and started under a different name and now it is United Tran.  Be careful on this one....look at the BBS report.
United Stinks!
I tried to work for United for a few days.  I specified MULTIPLE times I am NOT a morning person.  They disrespected me and called ALL DAY, started phoning before 7 a.m. to ensure I don't sleep at all since I went to bed after 6 a.m.!!!!  They sent an email telling me to phone them when I feel like speaking to them.  Great...I won't break any nails dialing the phone - TWO MORE STAFF PEOPLE CALLED ME TO HARASS FURTHER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Why were they calling?  To ask why I was not typing right then!!!  Well duh!!!  Second shift begins at 3 p.m. my time and all this drama was going on at 1 p.m. my time!!!!!!!!!!  HELLO!!!!!!!!!  GET AN EDUCATION!!!!!!!!  LEARN THE TIME ZONES JERKS!!!!!!!!!  So, for the money and the harassment and the sweat shop atmosphere, I recommend any other company. This one is not worth the hassle, the time, or the energy since the staff is disrespectful, hateful, inflexible, inconsiderate, unprofessional and unacceptable.  Is the money even worth it?  No, for my 15 years' experience, they offered 0.08 a line.  Oh..another thing...I told them I would work this weekend - they don't have an auto job feed so it took over 3-4 hours for someone to 'send me work since their system is antiquated.  Yes, you have to rely on someone to send you work in order to have anything to type and then they send you 2 jobs, you type, you request more work, and you get more work after having downtime of 2 hours.  So...in 8 hours, you are lucky to have typed 5-8 jobs.  So, to get up to 15 jobs, count on 12-16 hours a day!!!! 
United Transcription

Will you email me with the details. 


Has anyone heard of United Transcription?

Anyone know about United Transcription

Just want to know what they pay before I go and take the voice test.


Any info is appreciated, Thanx!

United Transcription in NC
Does anyone have any experience with this company?  Thanks!
Okay, thanks - I'll assume that no bad input regarding this company is a good sign!
Skilled and United. sm
skilled transcription and/or United transcription both located in Charlotte NC. Anybody work for them? How do you like it?
United Transcription
Saw an ad for United Transcription on another website..wondering if anyone has any info on them?  TIA
RE: United Trans Scam
They are a scam. Run for your life. Don't give them a dime.
Was this United Transcription in So. Carolina or the other one? nm
Anyone heard of United Tran?


Any info on United Transcription?
Have seen many ads on Monster..Just wondered if there was any info out there on them. 
United Transcription, Inc. Any Info?
Anyone heard of United Transcription? nm
Australia and United Kingdom......
United Transcription/RI Unlimited.
Keep away from United Transcription.  They literally change your reports at QA and blame you for it.  Also, RI Unlimited.  They give you 3 tests, avoid all phone calls and then tell you they don't need any help.  Also this minutes thing.  We should turn them all in for not paying taxes.  Bring back the Independent in IC.  No sure I am staying in this field much longer.  They want it all and don't even allow for error.  Minimum wage is going up.  You are better off working in WalMart. 
United, Archivus, Transportal. sm

I did look up prior posts on these companies but did not find the answer to this question.  Do any of these companies hire IC?  Do these companies base full time on line count or hours if they have employee status?

Thanks for your help.  I am trying to narrow down my search.  I appreciate it.

United Medical Services
out of Colorado....Any info on this company?  Any and all info appreciated.  TIA
United Transcription in North Carolina
Anyone familiar with this company?  If so, would you recommend them?  Thank you.
United Transcription out of North Carolina
Hi Fellow MTs:   Would anyone have any information on this company, United Transcription out of Charlotte, North Carolina?  Any information would be helpful.  Also does anyone know if they pay for spaces or benefits?   Thanks
Any other companies besides United Transcription use MPWord software? nm
Anyone with any experience with United Transcription? If you check out their website, SM
they're just the greatest MT company that there ever was.  Anybody with any real experience with them?
Another Crushed United States Income Source
You said it sister
Honey..just go get yourself a job in house somewhere so you can get paid by the hour even when the census is low. This happens everywhere this time of year.EVERYWHERE..I'VE been doing this crap for 30 plus years...EVERYWEHRE honey! and dont give me no &_^)* about spelling because off time I don't worry about it
right on, sister!
i think you made excellent points in an intelligent way!

I must say the thing that bothers me is when I see a post that says, Hey, has anyone heard of ______? and in reply, you get anonymous responses like, STAY AWAY! or RUN AS FAST AS YOU CAN! or HORRIBLE, EVEN WORSE THAN ______!!!!!

What I would prefer to see is Run as fast as you can BECAUSE _________ i.e. didn't pay on time, run out of work every day, all the accounts suck, etc. I think this correlates directly with the points you made. As hard as it is to believe, some people with family obligations, mental health issues, drug and alcohol problems don't always mind if they run out of work an hour or two before their shift is over, especially the people who are manic and did 2000 lines in 3 hours. So those people might be interested in a job that runs out of work, know what I mean?

To me, that is bashing, just where you see THEY SUCK, RUN AWAY!!!! It doesn't address the differences between companies and MTs like you so astutely mention.
You said it sister. There is nothing
It actually makes you more accessible to new accounts.  If people see your face, they know you and will usually spread the word. 
Right on sister!
She must have told the truth.
I'm with you, sister, but

there will always be SOMEONE who undercuts or is willing to accept less.  That's why we are in the predicament we are in.  Fortunately for me, I don't do MT FT anymore and am not dependent upon it as an income. 

Others will do whatever they have to do to pay the bills.  They haven't come to the realization they can make more at McDonald's versus accepting the insultiningly low pay of 6-7 cpl for an experienced & highly skilled MT.

You said it, sister!!!

Great post.   What's that old saying, the only fear is fear itself?  I haven't had much coffee yet this am, so my brain isn't quite fully functional.

To the OP, I can't speak for MDI, but I do work for Landmark on a clinic account.  They have been great to work for.  Clinic work being what it is, there have been a couple of moments where the work slowed down - around the Christmas Holidays and then about 2 weeks ago when apparently half the staff was out sick.  I had a lot of really hoarse dictators the next week.  I also was able to catch up all my lines over the weekend when two of the docs started catching up on 4 months worth of dictation, so I didn't end up being that short after all.

The people at Landmark have been great and QA is wonderful - really easy to work with.

you go sister
You reminded me to be nice - you are darn right-- you just don't know what may be going on in a person's life and we don't need to add more _rap to it. Great comment.
There is also the reputable company out of No. Carolina that's NOT the United Tran with the train
wasnt this Lee's sister in law?
My sister wants to go into transcription.....

Does anybody have any recommendation on a good school --- I don't care to hear the negative - just the good stuff.



Amen sister!...nm
Amen, sister...sm