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You should be grateful for, and consider, any applicants you get, cutesy or not. Do you really sm

Posted By: again on 2006-10-03
In Reply to: I am grateful - for professional, mature, experienced applicants. - This childish, cutesy, little girl stuff -- no.

think you are going to get professional experience MTs applying in this day and age?  LOL.  I think not.  But still, you need to publish the name of the company and provide a website, if you expect any qualified applicants.

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I am grateful - for professional, mature, experienced applicants.
I'm not responsible for the voice recognition craze. Go blow somewhere else about that!

Doesn't matter whether you like it or not, the MT has to get past ME in order to get the job!

Be grateful you even have a job. nm
Why should I be grateful for something that gives me no joy? sm
Do you tell the woman in the loveless marriage to be grateful she has a husband?
Just totally inappropriate thing for you to say when you have no idea what my situation is. MY MT job IS boring!
Reasons to NOT be grateful
1. No longer treated as professionals.

2. Just got offered 14.00 to 16.00 per hour to write a transcription training program for company in India. (yea, for that amount... it is not going to happen).

3. I truly feel SOME MTs do not take the work as seriously as it was several years ago so therefore the more need for QA (added cost for companies)

4. People that work at home do not work the schedule they agree to. (this is a job).

5. I can't be grateful for not having to purchase clothes for work. I still have to have clothing to wear and that same clothing is what I can work in.

6. More and nmore people look at this job as a way to take care of young children at home. i.e avoid the cost of daycare, etc. Please!! It is still a job!! You have to work!

7. Absolute thing worst about working at home..... there is no difference from being at work and at home.

Sorry for the typos, but I am so tired of seeing/reading how great it is to work from home. It would be great if people took it seriously, but they do not!

"and for that, I grateful...and you ...sm
nitpick and totally tear apart an MT who, you say, is otherwise outstanding but puts a hyphen where an apostrophe should be?  It's attitudes like yours that p--- us off, not constructive criticism. 
be grateful you actually have overtime
I'd give anything to be paid for overtime at my job - I get the same base hourly rate, regardless of how many hours I work, so be happy you have the opportunity to make extra instead of complaining about it.
Yes, you can be grateful for your paycheck.
If your job is so boring then quit and see how quickly you wish you had it back. Boring or not, it can pay the bills. I'm sure there are 10 people waiting to take your boring job.

After 10.3 minutes of her, I was GRATEFUL for the ESL doc (NM)
I definitely feel grateful for a job.
I don't know how it is everywhere, but here in our small town the economy is definitely affecting the medical community. We only have one small hospital (75 beds). Last year, they laid off over 50 employees. That is a lot for this small hospital. I have been watching the job ads for them for the last few years (hoping for an MT position someday) and they normally have anywhere from 20-30 ads. This week there are 5. It is not looking good. Glad to have my job, even if I sometimes have to sit here just waiting for work. Least I have work. I do hope things turn around soon, but until then I am hanging on.
OH MY.. how about GRATEFUL..not grated.. I need MORE COFFEE. LOL NM

REASONS to be grateful for MT work

OK, I've posted my share of be-atchy comments about this work and/or certain MTSOs :) but the other day I actually had to get up at 7:00 a.m. to drive 40 minutes for an appointment.

It made me realize how spoiled I am :) doing this work.  In general, MTs don't have to:

Spend tons of $ on clothing for work - my favorite work outfit is a long T-shirt or shift. 

Spend tons of $ on gas to GET to work.

Navigate the roads from H___; stop and go traffic/school buses, and crazy people behind the wheel.

TALK to people. when you don't feel like it.

Just some random thoughts...







Am I the only person who is simply grateful sm
to be employed? Wow. I don't understand why so many people feel entitled to a bonus. Back in the day, yes, it was much more common to get a gift or a bonus (esp if you worked for a smaller company) but now, with the economy as it is? I'm just happy to have a good, stable job. Count your blessings and don't envy what you don't have.
So you are one of those GRATEFUL FOR A PAYCHECK person...
who will continue to allow MTSOs to lower our pay whenever they wish.  You say you have two jobs.  Wouldn't it be nice to have just one job where you make a decent living and not have to rely on two jobs to pay the bills?  MT has come down to this - basically forcing you to work extended hours and multiple jobs just to make a paycheck to pay the bills.  I'm not talking about making millions here, I'm talking just about PAYING THE BILLS.  To keep silent and be grateful for the little that we have as MTs instead of rocking the boat is the same as signing the death sentence on the future of our industry. 
I'm grateful for MT Stars but wonder if staff or mgmnt
100 applicants
Curious...Do you know if those positions have been filled? I tested too.
100 applicants
Curious...Do you know if those positions have been filled? I tested too.

I'm one of those applicants!
I'm one of the acute care applicants, we just got a mass email listing the days and times they want us to work (but they are flexible if something happens) and that they filled their radiology but will probably hire again in summer.

I'm glad to see this post...I know there are different opinions about companies so it is good to see some real opinions based on fact. I think if someone was bashing my company and possibly stating false accusations I'd threaten lawyers too!

Anyway, If anyone has tips for the testing and such let me know! :)
Unfortunately, they will get applicants,
There are 2 companies that I know of that pay less than this. They pay their ICs 4 cpl and 1.25-2 cpl for editing, yet they get tons of applicants from new grads hoping to get experience. I see new MTs on the Career Step forum all the time excited that they got their first job with these companies. To them, 5 cpl is a raise! It really is said how fast the rates are dropping. When I graduated, the norm was 7-8 cpl and my lowest offer was 6.5 cpl for employee status. That was only 3 years ago!
I agree! I guess we are supposed to be so grateful to be home...sm
we are expected to sequester ourselves in a room when our loved ones are home from their day shifts! It's bad enough we are supposed to work for low line rates with no benefits, etc. This profession has become a joke!
Yes and no. It depends on how well the other applicants did.
I've left blanks and been hired, but I've also left blanks and never heard from the company again. It doesn't necessarily exclude you unless someone aced the transcription test, which I've done that before, too.
Well, maybe they don't want US applicants to send pic?
Thanks for clarifying. I looked and to be honest, thought you had put the synthescribeofamerica.com link. i'm just crazy, lol.

Thanks again.
Any applicants who interviewed..
for DeVenture's radiology account starting next month heard anything back yet?  I had my interview almost 2 weeks ago and I can't wait no longer. 
Iridium job applicants
Has anyone who applied for the oncology job at Iridium heard back from them?  I applied but haven't heard back and was wondering if anyone else has...maybe they're inundated with applicants.
Maybe potential applicants
will respond to the ad by pointing out the apparent history of nonpayment. We can deal with difficult aspects our jobs; we CANNOT tolerate working without timely pay.

I agree with the other poster- if there is even ONE legitimate IC/employee posting about nonpayment, an MTSO shouldn't be allowed to post job openings (until issue resolved).

Are all the bad applicants necessarily newbies?????


TransTech has been flooded with applicants
They are so personable and devote as much time as necessary to each person and talk to you like you are an important person with a real life. I have never been happier in my life at a job whether sitting in an office somewhere or working remotely from home. My last job consisted of the holier-than-thou attitudes and treating me like I was about 2 years old, constantly being admonished for stupid crap. Debbie Hood and everyone else at TranTech are great. :)
Betcha most do (or at least get permission to), and applicants don't
LOL, it DID look kinda like something Focus would do to get applicants....
We all need an occasional giggle...Thinking Focus posted that to attract applicants was pretty entertaining :-)
Can you imagine the 100s of applicants
I could not even imagine working in HR for TT right now! I would not apply there now, it would be impossible to try to stand out among all the applicants. Its crazy!!!!!
sick person going through applicants.
I haven't heard back yet either. I hope that because the person has been sick that it doesn't mean she will be rushed and use arbitrary criteria to reject people without reviewing all the tests. This happens a lot, I did that job off and on for many years and when busy, they tell you to thin the herd quickly meaning the tests/transcriptions are not thoroughly reviewed.
I have very few applicants who can even do easy clinic notes,
Hiring is can be a total nightmare.
Most applicants GROSSLY overestimate their abilities -
The worst was a former nurse of 20 or so years. She could not do the easiest clinic notes with no ESL doctors. Some days I would swear she was writing a fiction book because her transcription was THAT far off from what was dictated. She had very poor English skills and, if you can believe this one, seemingly little actual understanding of medicine or disease processes. She also claimed to have graduated from one of the top 3 schools, which we did verify. She was astounded when we let her go. I bet she found her way to some other service and is drifting around! Acute care? I would not have let her feed my fish, let alone be responsible for what can be the complex care of an acute patient!
No but it is my job to weed out applicants based on their resumes. sm
I cannot speak for Keystrokes, but I doubt any company would hire you with typos. This is in any industry, but especially in transcription. This is one of the first things you are told when you are looking for a job. I learned that back in college, and I was an engineering major, not anything to do with transcription.

I work for a company that is much larger than Keystrokes, and if they get half the garbage we get in resumes, they are definitely frustrated. I know I am!
If you were one of the recent applicants for Advanced Transcription in Oregon ...SM
Are any of you still hearing back or is the hiring over, I wonder? I sent my application in but pretty late by the time I saw the message.

If any of you have started already, how do you like it? Are they really that flexible that you just log on and work when you want as long as you meet a minimum number of lines a week? How does the QA work...what if you have blanks?

I guess any info would be appreciated, even though I'm probably not going to get in on it this time around, it seems.

I am a recruiter and sick and tired of the stipulations put on us by applicants. sm
You want the job, why should we bend over backwards, arrange our schedules, etc. What happened to actually working to get a job. Instead, it seems like everyone wants it handed to them on a silver platter.

I work Monday through Friday, 9a.m. to 5p.m. If that does not work for someone, they need to make arrangements to make it work. If you were in another industry and were interviewing, they would not stay late, work weekends, etc to accommodate you. Grow up and treat this as a career - you may be pleasantly surprised!
The recruiters (pleural) test and fill applicants based on (sm)
what accounts have needs and whether your skills and shifts requested fit those account needs.

Also, perhaps another recruiter filled the position they originally thought was open.

I do know there are some new accounts coming on soon and I hope many of the more qualified applicants are tested and ready to jump on board with us when they do.

It is a good place to work and worth waiting for an appropriate opening.

Also, call the recruiter and ask more questions if you want. They certainly won't bite.
Then be grateful you have good accounts, good MTs,
and a good system. Consider yourself lucky because most QA jobs aren't like that.