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Your anonymous and just showing one of the reasons

Posted By: me on 2008-08-06
In Reply to: Name calling on an anonymous board? How cliche. - ssmnger

that SS is a horrible place to work. 

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    Okay, just a little frustration showing ...
    Don't let it get to you, if you can help it. Life goes on. Good luck.
    careful.....your IP is showing......LOL!
    Nothing of mine is showing.
    Don't worry 'bout me ;-)
    Maybe I'm showing my ignorance
    But I don't know why it wouldn't. When we use these platforms, at least in theory they are not supposed to do anything to our copy of Word. They just sort of overlay it with their platform. Over the last couple of years, I've accumulated several different platforms on my desktop without problem. Maybe if you tried running both at the same time you would run into issues, but using them separately should present no problem.
    ur ignorance is showing now..
    You stated VR demands constant checking and correcting throughout the whole document.
    Those are the MTs who are so terribly outraged about the change to VR because they cannot make usage of their so helpful, comfortable and practical Expanders anymore.

    How dang dumb is that statement. Those helpful, comfortable and practical expanders are what made us more lines and thus made us more valuable to the MTSO by making them more money! Sheesh....
    Dennis Paulik not showing up
    You know what...those 2 ladies did his dirty work for him...the 2 of them have built quite a reputation for themselves. I wonder if he (Dennis) will turn around and find them to be overpaid so that they will find themselves out of jobs too. Let's be honest, there's nothing they do that a person from India can't do...Just remember...you reap what you sow. That motto applies to not only to Dennis but to Kathy Clemmons and Colleen Neidert as well...because remember, God doesn't like ugly, which is all that they seem to have spewed here. This is a horrible situation and if I were in the shoes of these 2 women, I would worry if I would be the next person to stand in the unemployment line.
    typed "thanks" at the end of the above msg, not wha'ts showing there. nm

    And you guys R showing everybody YOUR true colors!
    What a spiteful bunch U are! Jeez, Louise.
    I've been working 5 hours and it is still only showing 250 lines. It will
    come up eventually correct, but seems to take forever.
    Is Transtech payroll being done in-house now? My DD is not showing up yet today and it always is.

    I know payday is Monday, but mine has always shown up at my bank today.  I hope they don't start delaying our paychecks because it is being done inhouse instead of being outsourced.  

    Anybody else see their's in bank yet?

    Again, your post is showing your lack of knowledge of the company now. sm
    I am not going to argue with you but suffice to say that RD is no longer here either. It has obviously been a while since you were an employee of the company. I don't know and don't care why you left/or were let go, but do not speak of something you know absolutely nothing about. It only looks bad on you.
    It was a web-inar showing how to use the BCBS insurance site, mostly. sm
    Talk to HR if you need more help. It was presented by BCBS, not our HR group. Showed how to access your account, benefit stuff online.
    I hope they keep posting. They're showing everyone their true colors. :) nm
    Want to call you all kinds of management but showing them, no response at all. zzzzzzzzz
    To anonymous. SM
    I totally agree with your post. You would think a forum such as this would be full of comradery, support, and help. And, sometimes, it is.

    Unfortunately, mostly it seems to be MTs (and MT business owners posing as working MTs) bashing each other. It's almost as if you become afraid to post an opinion for fear of being jumped on for having that opinion.

    But, hang in here if you will and post what you want. Help when you can. Take what decent advice you can get. And, just let the b.s. roll off your back.
    You are anonymous here, so sure!
    I am not anonymous
    From what I understand there was insurance but too high, they are working very hard on getting a plan a lot more reasonable, I am sure if that is a big issue someone could wait until it is in place, but I would work for Keystrokes if they didn't provide insurance.
    I am still not anonymous
    We have all become so cynical,I am myself, and have really lost a trusting part of me that I miss because of this profession. Keystrokes has been honest and that is something so many of us are not used to anymore. I don't think that is going to change, at least I hope not. Keystrokes is not a fit for everyone, but if you want honesty, a fair shake, then what I am posting is the truth, I am not a lead, not a manager, haven't met the top people but the owner is hands on and that means a lot. I personally emailed Lee when I wanted to come back after leaving for 2 years and she took me back with open arms, and for that I am greatful.
    to anonymous
    Finally, I knew this could not just be happening to me,and I know that there are even more out there that this is happening to. Monday count off by 58 lines, Tuesday their count and my count the same, Wednesday count off by 44, Thursday count off by 69 lines, and today the counts are the same; but nothing changed on either end as far as how the counters were set up. Come on now, you don't have to be an accountant to see it does not add up.
    To anonymous
    I doubt the other poster is your honey (whatever happened to treating colleagues like fellow professionals); you might gain a lot from taking a basic business course. Many of the women's business organizations offer them and that might help you find a practical answer that you could use in your situation. Asking what the top line rate is is like asking what X equals in a huge algebra equation with too many variables. We'd like to help you, but there are just too many variables here.
    Cuz?--As a former MTSO, I would not hire anyone who cannot use the tool of our trade (English) correctly. No, I am not being the grammar police. I think it is relevant because the issue seems to be professionalism--on many levels. Please keep in mind that all kinds of people read these boards--recruiters, hiring managers, etc. It seems that people either have professionalism or they don't......
    The best thing I ever did when I was starting out was to take a workshop in basic business for women. Although this class was in California, I am sure that various women's business organizations offer them other places. They will teach you how to price things, how to do P and L statements, how to write a business plan and a proposal, etc. Truly, it was kind of fun and it might help you get started. Not trying to be the police here, just trying to give you a hand up.
    It does not matter how many times you say it and it does not matter whether the client allows it or not. What matters is that the company actually DOES it and it deprives an American worker of work. Get it?
    No, that is incorrect. The merger went into effect 1 September, 2009. The MDI-MT's will have things as they are until 1 January, 2010 when heaven knows what will happen. Just guessing, but I am putting my bet on a reduced cpl for all MDI-MTs and forced use of VR. I could be right, I could be wrong, but that is how I would call it. Just saying.....
    Anonymous report to IRS (sm)
    I just posted a reply to an IC who is tired of being burned.

    I want to add - and not to out of spite to fellow MTSOs - if you want to stop the trend of requiring ICs to follow set/ employee schedules, you can make an anonymous report to the IRS. No company, and no one wants an IRS inquiry/audit.

    That said, I strongly suggest that, so as not to arouse suspicion that you are the anonymous reporter, you not complain about your hours/set time while you make this IRS report. You want to rectify the situation, but you do not want compromise your earnings.
    It's anonymous board.
    posters here use monikers/handles to protect their real identity.

    No way to search by name!

    See my name above :))
    I'm not hiding behind an anonymous name. I am me and have
    used this moniker for years, though others are posting with the same moniker.  
    Nope, its anonymous.
    Anonymous Transcender
    I hope it all works out for you. Rather than looking it as being jerked around, you might take it instead in the positive viewpoint of being given a heads up. Good luck to you!
    Yep. And those praising are also anonymous. I like to hear the
    full range. Usually the truth for the majority falls somewhere in between the two extremes.
    Anonymous; that's the problem here, people
    can say anything they want and not be held accountable; in particular, on the Word Board.  Posting anonymously takes away from the reliability of the poster. I don't know who to believe the majority of the time!
    Are you going to trust the anonymous post of someone you
    You don't know the poster, his/her ideals or goals, whether they are credible or not.

    Seems like blind faith that could cost you in the long run.

    Ethics? On an anonymous forum? (sm)
    It's too much to hope for wanting people to be ethical on an anonymous forum. Just take everything you read with a grain of salt and post what you know to be the truth whenever you see flagrant bull being posted by unscrupulous people. Unfortunately, that's about all you can do. People do unethical stuff all the time in business. Sad but true.
    OSI allows only company email, keeps coworkers anonymous
    and that stinks
    So you can believe an anonymous person who is friends with the owner
    when they say it isn't so, but you believe an anonymous poster who says they are losing the account?  If you have concerns call the company.  You've come here many times in the past and griped about this company.  You have the right to do so, but you're still with the company.   Could it be that they are one of the best companies out there, not perfect, but better than most? 
    Name calling on an anonymous board? How cliche.


    I use anonymous email. If I use a moniker it isn't my real name.
    It's been like this on this website for a loooong time now! I've been posting anonymously for ages, so I don't know where you get the fact that you can't post anonymously anymore. The email I use is for this website only and doesn't even include my real name.

    It's as anonymous as it gets without having a bunch of spam posts invade the boards.

    I've liked it for a long time now and still like it. If you don't ... then, well, you know...
    soooo, you are posting anonymous posts to your own
    posts now??? How childish. Besides that, I did not see any copyright mark on the eye rolling thing, and I was not responding to YOU, but to someone else. I thought you were *bored* and had moved on. Apparently not because you always have to have the last word about anything. I guess that makes you feel that your are always right, as well as a people abuser. LOL.
    I receive an anonymous email from someone that had a friend go to work for them and it was bad news.
    Glad I passed it up. It sounded awful, no communication and no work etc..
    not anonymous - I do work for Keystrokes, I thought I made that clear
    I do work for them, it is hard not to trust anymore but yes, I do work for Keystrokes, I thought I made that clear. The other poster seemed cynical. I understand that. I love working for Keystrokes. it is an honest company. After all the other companies I have been with it is refreshing!
    To the person who sent me the anonymous, rude email. FYI: I AM an MT and I post answers here to di
    a true response is given, not supposition and rumor. I do not know why you find it take and ignorant (your words) that I answered that Keystrokes does not and will not send work overseas, but as an MT, that was very important for me to know and part of the decision I made to go to Keystrokes in the first place.

    I will not be intimidated by anonymous emails and certainly will continue to post answers with facts when asked.

    This board is for everyone in transcription, not just those who think they can control the threads, and I for one like to hear from others in the industry with different viewpoints.

    It should not reflect poorly on KS as you said; quite the opposite, I will only post facts and as offshore is an important topic. If your opinion is different than mine, that is your choice, but to send a rude email anonymously with a threatening tone was obviously meant to intimidate me.
    I can't tell you how often I've considered sending anonymous letters to hospitals/docs! nm
    Several reasons
    They don't pay extra to work on holidays. There is no shift differential. They send the good jobs to India. You have to work like a horse to make any money. They can't keep a QA manager. I don't know what all is up but didn't stick around to find out. I'll stop at that.
    I think you are right. I think there are other reasons, as well. SM
    I think they see MTs with loads of experience and they just get it in their heads to show them up.  I do agree.   If it is a great job, stick with it, smile and write happy happy e-mails.   They don't hear what we mutter under our breaths!
    Maybe she is here for other reasons such as
    keeping up on the industry, seeing what other companies do right or wrong, seeing what the hot topics are in MT-World, learning about new technology.

    Give me a break. I have no idea who this woman is but as someone who has been falsely accused of the same thing in the past, I feel for her.

    There is so much ugliness and pettiness and overall negativity on this board that the reasons for reading it have changed for me. I now read it like looking at gossip rags in line at the grocery store ... interesting and entertaining but probably less than 10% true.

    That is one of the reasons I'm still SM
    where I am. The operative reports usually go to people who have been there a while. I know, because I had to work my way up and it wasn't easy.

    Some companies might hire you for just ops, but there are some like yourself, who don't want to do anything else and don't like sharing! :)

    My concession is doing preops. Then I do the same patient's op report!

    Ask to try that, ops plus preops, maybe H&P. Just as long as no discharge summaries.
    Yes, you are right, mainly for tax reasons if you are an IC nm
    Same here for the same reasons..sm
    Hands down I prefer a small MTSO. I can actually earn a real paycheck with a small MTSO. Same reasons. No large pools. These are ridiculous. How in haytees do they expect us to keep up? Good luck! :) No much in way of bennies, but I learned a long time ago you can do just as well with your independent health insurance. THis was my case anyway.
    Two reasons.

    1.  I'm sure Linda would appreciate you not sharing her client information, not that I give a hoot about what she thinks really.

    2.  It is against the TOS of this site to do so.

    A few reasons....

    First and foremost lack of work consistently.  I know that everyone is slow now, blah, blah.  But this isn't the only time it has happened.  Then, the fact that they are hiring currently is annoying.  My supe constantly puts OT out for my account and just can't seem to understand why the next week we have no work!  Finally, I have asked more than 4 times for a secondary and have yet to get one.  I am told that I will get one of these new accounts coming on everytime, and then the time comes and I don't get that as my secondary.  Since my primary is one of the company's biggest - they don't like to give many of us secondaries so we can concentrate just on the primary!  However, my options of other companies are limited.  I need a company to provide a computer and has semi-flexible schedules.  A sign-on bonus would be nice too!