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soooo, you are posting anonymous posts to your own

Posted By: anon on 2009-09-25
In Reply to: I am the 1 you are flaming and just wanted to let - you know, I first posted about eye roll along SM

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.

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do you realize you are posting to posts from January of

The people who are posting most negative posts
have not worked at Focus in a long time. I work there now and think they are great. I have had no problems. Pay is always on time, nobody bothers me, and I always have plenty of work....only work on 1 account.
You are soooo right!. sm

Every time I have called I have gotten a total attitude from them as if I am ruining their day by calling.  It's their darn job to help me so get over it!!! I DREAD calling them.

Well, I am soooo happy to see that I am not the
thought, huh????????  I'm the one who responded about getting an 86 on it.  I really felt badly about the whole thing, especially since it was the VERY FIRST MT test I took straight out of school.  But now I see others think it's ridiculous as well.  You should have seen their snotty email to me.  We require a minimum of 3 years current hospital MT experience for consideration of an at-home position. Thank you for your interest.  That's it, nothing else.  Why in the heck didn't they just say that to begin with?  I never would have bothered taking the darn thing!  Plus, there are those out there with 20 years of experience who can't pass that rotten test.  Then, too, there are companies who don't even respond at all.  So I guess I should consider myself lucky that Mr. Snot responded at all.
Me too! Love my job soooo much! nm
Well if it was soooo horrible...
Why didn't they say that??  I only received three or four corrections on it and this was on an ESL speaking doctor, so for a first-time run at it I don't see that as horrible.  I type for a large 300-bed acute care hospital and also do IC work for a brain and spine trauma center and my QA is 98%++.  As far as this being a test, this was an actual report that was pulled off the system to type.  This was not something dictated from a year ago, it was just dictated.  When I applied to them there was no testing, no phone interviews or anything.  Basically, I received an email stating they could use me on this account and then I was set up.  From where I come from you train your people so that there is no confusion on how a typed report should look since essentially they are a legal document and everything needs to be in order.  You can say all you want, but I think this company lacks PR and to me that is as important as how much a company will pay.  I'll just keep my own accounts and be happy.  I don't have any complaints from them, only happy referrals to other offices.
I am soooo the opposite
If I were making this posting, I would be asking if anybody knew who made a 'clicky' keyboard, because to my ear, they're all too quiet. I need to be able to 'hear' what my fingers are doing, which may make sense to some of the people on here. I don't know if it's some kind of subconscious thing or what, like instantaneous letter counting or something, but I can almost 'hear' a typo and God only knows what I would be typing if I didn't get that immediate feedback. I just turn up my volume and, if it's really tough, type really gently through the bad section (and hopefully it's just a sentence or so).
I am soooo the opposite
If I were making this posting, I would be asking if anybody knew who made a 'clicky' keyboard, because to my ear, they're all too quiet. I need to be able to 'hear' what my fingers are doing, which may make sense to some of the people on here. I don't know if it's some kind of subconscious thing or what, like instantaneous letter counting or something, but I can almost 'hear' a typo and God only knows what I would be typing if I didn't get that immediate feedback. I just turn up my volume and, if it's really tough, type really gently through the bad section (and hopefully it's just a sentence or so).

But in answer to your question, it seems to me that a lot of the black Microsoft keyboards are pretty darn quiet, both the straight and ergonomic ones.
well said and soooo true NM
soooo true....

As if our pay isn't low enough.  Cut me a break!  If we don't smarten up and start saying no to these low-paying jobs, it will never end; it will just keep getting worse and worse. 

Soooo many people have left!
I know that at least 20 or so people quit around the same time I did! Even though it is super annoying, it is sometimes funny to read their e-mails when they are panicking because they don't have enough people.
I soooo feel your pain!
and it makes me angry too. I have done this since 1980 and never had a raise. As a matter of fact, I used to make more!! Everybody wants to do medical transcription and I get asked about it all the time. I tell them NOOOOOO, you do NOT want to do this. The ads out there make it sound like you can make so much money, and while as a good Transcriptionist you CAN make better than average money, it never goes past that point. Working at home is not all it is cracked up to be. I only did it because I wanted to be home with my kids. Now I am sorry to be stuck in this rut.
She is soooo anal....find something better..nm
Linda, you are soooo right, when I was younger and dumber....sm
I was sooo afraid of using shortcuts, I watched the screen like a hawk and typed everything verbatim and screwed myself out of so much money!  I wondered what the secret was to all those MTs who would chat up a storm, and till make a higher line count than me, and they had less experience....They used their shortcuts/expanders for everything, and once I learned this and worked on mine, my line count zoomed and I consistently made high incentive pay and bonus....don't underestimate this tool.  Thanks for bringing this up, Linda! 
Soooo nice. This is the place I will retire from. nm

Soooo...if those WITH lots of experience are being offered
These smileys crack me up! They are soooo funny! nm
If you are serious about the belittle part, report it. My mentor was soooo nice. (sm)
Report feedback very prompt and helpful, not demeaning in any way. Did the required number of reports to be monitored, got above the 98% and then received congratulation E-mails for doing so from my mentor and STM.

Good manners and friendly attitude are a BIG part of the company. If this person was truly rude or unhelpful, please let HR and/or your assigned STM know.

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.....
the posting is the exact same posting as you read on the
job seekers board. It is under state boards
Ditto that! Psych is soooo boring. Feel bad for people and their many problems, but not
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.

Your anonymous and just showing one of the reasons
that SS is a horrible place to work. 
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...
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
Posts from April said everyone gets 8.5 cpl/newbie or experienced. Recent posts said
A few posts about them about 3/4 of the way down this page between the DSG & Diskriter posts. nm