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my bad...I forget the "s" in keystrokes..the website

Posted By: IS there. Sorry about the mixup! NM Just ME on 2007-03-04
In Reply to: I went there, but domain name "expired" sm - Just Me


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Does anyone know what Keystrokes website
address is or if they have one? I can't find it on Google. Thanks.
keystrokes website
Why can't I find Keystrokes when I google? What is the official website???? Please help.
Keystrokes website
I have been trying to apply at Keystrokes on their website, but can't get the page to scroll down to hit the send button on the application.  How are other people applying with them if their website is not capable of taking applications?
You should check out the Nuance website and the Focus website
Nuance is Dictaphone and since a lot of use Dictaphone equipment, you can say we all have something to do with this. If you are surprised at the website above, look at the US website of nuance. Just IMHO and try to get both sides of the corporation.
Forget it
This is not a good situation. Line counts should be verifiable at any given time.
Here's what I always forget to ask...(sm)
I almost always forget to ask if they pay for spaces and ADT info. Luckily, I've never run into a company that didn't. Also, ask about scheduling and hours. You'd be surprised how many companies still try to treat ICs like employees, demanding set schedules even though that's not legal. I always try to remember to ask about holidays - so far everywhere I've worked it's been the policy that if it falls on your regular day, you work it at regular pay. Most companies I've know DO require you to say which days you'll be working, and I do that because I know they have to make sure they have coverage, but I draw the line at telling them WHEN I'll work on those days. Ask if you can work as much as you want or if they have a maximum. One place I worked wanted everyone to do 1500 lines a day, no more and no less. That was weird, but I guess it worked for them. Find out any hidden fees like software licensing, foot pedal if you don't have the right one, etc. Good luck to you! I was an employee for years but now, after finding a good match for me as an IC, I wouldn't do it any other way.
don't forget
the trips to india and the generation of 2.45 million pieces of email
And don't forget
One of the MTs on here posted not too long ago about being given a backup account but, even with the limit of 5 reports per day while on QA, there wasn't sufficient work for her to TRAIN on that account, much less TRANSCRIBE on it.

To the poster who inquired if things had picked up after the 32 MTs supposedly went to their respective accounts, the answer is NO. Nothing changed, still little to no work on many accounts.

Very, very frustrating all the way around, and creating a financial nightmare for many of us.

I suspect it is time to part ways with MDI. If they cannot respect me and their other dedicated MTs enough to let us know what is going on, then I'm afraid I cannot give the respect I normally give all of my employers.

As light as the work is apparently throughout many accounts, I doubt they'll even notice if I disappear.

What a disheartening way to end a previously-enjoyable relationship.

I wish those of you who can afford to try to stick this out well.

For those of you who cannot afford to sit back and wait for things to improve, I guess we'll all jump ship together.
Do you forget?
I still have a dog in this hunt.  Maybe you should go and stew some more tomatoes or at least stir them. 
It's not at the IRS website. It is in my state website.
It is clearly written that any employer out of state is bound by the laws of my state as far as taxes. Look at your state website.
forget Transcend
They run out of work constantly. I ran out of work on my first day of training.
do not forget the clients -
They also deserve to be billed correctly. Sad, sad, sad.
Don't forget a pulse!
MQ also requires that, just so they have a warm body pumpin' out those reports for "instant TAT"....
Forget it - i see now - w/o having a set schedule!!! (nm)
Was there 2 years and asked, did not receive!!!  Worked LOTS of HOURS and holidays and weekends for them (still kicking myself).  I am glad Focus is working out for you.  You would have to be in the minority though.  Communication is TERRIBLE.  If you are F/T and a real producer, you are constantly emailed, IM'd and even called while you are out shopping after a long day to Please log back in even as an IC!!!  Their cpl is not good at all but couple that with the way they count their lines (very questionable), you cannot survive on their cpl pay. 
I agree with you, but don't forget (sm)
Back in the when you and I learned transcription at a teaching hospital, we had something right there in the room with us to say to, Could you listen to this for me?  That is a HUGE plus.  When they tell you what it is, and you can go back and LISTEN AGAIN, that has a lot to do, I think, with how we learned.  Just getting back a gazillion blanks from QA, just isn't as good a learning tool as listening again. Of course, that's just really not done anymore, so......Guess they will just have to find their own way to learn.  The thing is, a lot of people (and not just in this profession, but in all professions) nowadays do not want to take the time to learn anything hard or learn it correctly.  They just want to get through it and collect their paychecks.  Sad.
Forget management
It is not worth the hassle. There are good companies out there who pay fairly.
Tell them okay, hang up and forget it. Let them
Forget about what the ad means JUST RUN AWAY! nm
Forget MQ, try TransTech
Forget MQ try Axolotl!!
You will not believe the difference!!!
Answered above. Just forget it.
forget the ones I work with...
Most of the hospital radiologists I type for are pretty good overall. Then you have the ones that NO MATTER WHAT, they are GOD and they will dictate the way they want to. Some will take it into consideration and, maybe the first few days are better. Then right into their old habits again. Therefore, blank here, blank there, long blank down here.
Don't forget the other 42% they don't mention! nm
Forget Chronicle and I don't
even know why they would be hiring.  There is never any work anymore.
Don't forget to turn them in to the IRS! nm
don't forget the extras
I get 10 cents per 65 VBC line for MT with shift and weekend differentials, $17 for QA, plus 9 paid holidays, 15 days vacation per year, and 5 paid sick days per year. This is as an employee, full time. Also get company paid life and dental for myself.
Don't forget the cherrypicking
that is rampant and never addressed. We might as well ALL throw jobs back that we don't want to do because they kill our line count. Here's a news flash, especially for P.S., who is one of the biggest cherry pickers there is, anybody can see what you're doing when they click history. This is also being documented and there are reports printed every so often that shows every person who cancelled a job. You people sicken me. Do you think you are more special than the rest of us and can just throw back the junk for us to do? Well enjoy it while it lasts. If it were up to me, your days would be filled with assigned jobs by everybody you throw back. Once there is enough documentation, you will get yours.
Here's another thing they can forget about:
Proofreading. Let India do it, if they're such hot bargain employees.
Forget the business. Sometimes sm
there are allowances to be made. Also, again, your situation has nothing to do with the OPs situation.

I bet if you could have bumped that girl for her vacation (if you had a union, etc) you would have done it in a heart beat and never thought twice because you would have been entitled to it.

you are either a very bitter, miserable person OR an MTSO with a problem.
Don't ever forget that .. this board and you

are covered by FREEDOM OF SPEECH. See link  below.

No worries !!!

if my salary is $ 100,000.--, I would all forget about
ham sandwich and alcohol, etc....
BTW, with the right 'connection' foreigners can get everything, over there, so I have heard.
Wow. I'll forget them, then. Thanks all for replies!

A rule I have learned to follow is to never apply to places that constantly have an ad in the paper to hire!  I had never seen such a big ad for transcriptionists before, though. Oh well, I guess I'll just wait out MQ and see what happens. 

My friend's goats are always getting their heads stuck in the fence trying to get to the greener grass.  My luck would probably be the same, lol.


Actually, I think we all would like to forget them. It has been proven that they are dishonest.
don't forget the newbies who will do it for free!
Consider that a lesson in how they operate and forget them!
Their sound quality is bad much of the time, they are unorganized and so rude much of the time, and it might be easier to get an audience with the Pope himself than get a reply from them on anything you may need to ask! I have heard from plenty of people who are still there about being switched around on accounts to help them out. Pay has been on time and seems fair.
Forget to attach email. Here it is. nm
yeh, forget it if the people are nice.

Don't ever forget that HR works for MGMT and not

Oh how could I forget those friggin' "F" keys?!

I actually got pretty adept at manipulating those commands, but what a total pain.  My wrists really took a beating during that stint too because of reaching for those stupid F keys.  Blech blech blech! 




Forget Transolutions. They offered me
0.075/65cl to start. That's rape. I started six months ago at my other account at 0.9/gross line. The benefits don't make up for that!
Don't forget the "certified" MT fiasco

Is it that what they called it?  Anyhow, they tell you that you have become one of their elite...which means jack squat, except they expect you to give up as much knowledge as you're willing to part with (on your own unpaid time, of course) sending in templates and tips so that they can pass that along to the India MTs and help them do a better job.  They assume that in the spirit of worldly brotherhood you will gladly do this, even though it hastens your demise as an american MT and an employee of Spheris.

Forget the overpriced big box stores
You can get XP Pro for $139 (look under software), or you can buy a computer. On the left, look under desktop computers. You won't regret it for the quality and price. I refuse to buy from anyplace else anymore.
Don't forget that the increased prices from this will
You have to think hard before shooting yourself in the foot! Can you really afford the injury?!

Doctors know EXACTLY what is going on. So do government officials - we all do.

WE are part of the problem - wanting lower priced healthcare, low priced insurance but not want to care one hoot about our health -- making gluttons of ourselves, not exercising, smoking, diabetes, heart disease, all the other crap people do to themselves (not to mention things that cannot be avoided). We don't want to pay so they find ways to lower cost and make it more affordable to ALL of us.

It will hurt us more in the long run by raising costs of healthcare and insurance to the point no one can afford it except the wealthy. Don't start with the line that only the wealthy can afford insurance and care now. Bull. It's a matter of priority...perhaps people can do without the brand new car or the satellite dish or all the video games, etc., and spend a little on insurance protection, etc.

It's NOT just offshoring. It is ALL of us. Every single one of us contribute to this picture one way or another.

Not that silly, a lot of people forget about
It kinda slips your mind when you're so used to communicating via email. I've found, though, that even if I can't get a reply on email, I get an answer on the phone pretty quickly. I'm sure some companies get bogged down in emails so a phone call also shows them you're serious. Plus, if your email contact isn't terribly helpful, you might get someone on the phone that's more helpful anyway.

You're welcome! Good luck!
Xanax - I was told even if I forget to put QA
hold on, my settings were set to 100% QA. I have not worked for them in about 2 weeks and do not intend to do any more with them, but my friend is still there and V just sent them an note stating that they no longer will be on 100% QA, but she was on for 15 months.
Don't forget the corporate director of HR
He's a piece of work too, totally nuts!
Thanks for the replies! I did forget to mention also...sm
We get no other production incentives, differentials, or bonuses whatsoever. So since what you type is what you basically get, .08 just didn't seem high enough for that monster of an account!

Thanks again!
Don't forget the option to vote this down (sm)
I think it's 10 votes to discard a post that gets the nasty post removed. I'd love to see more people using that feature here.
Don't forget, you will be paying all your own taxes, etc.
in addition to everything else, so really is a lot less than 6 cents per line.  These people obviously keep underbidding others, so let them do their own work for those slave wages and see how long that lasts.  MTs are worth a lot more than that.  That amount of money for an IC is absolutely disgraceful.