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your original post about is it fair sm

Posted By: long time MTr on 2009-04-16
In Reply to: It is what it is - Fingers

to have these horrid dictators for the test. Back to the question......YES IT IS. That is probably a sample of what this company does. You took the test, you didn't like it because the dictation was bad, so move on! Yes this profession has come down to lines and cpl etc etc and its a darn shame. If you don't want the crap don't work for a company that has crap dictators. I don't know where you are going to find that though. All companies have accounts with bad dictators. you are bound to get some of them. Doing them all day long, no I wouldn't want to either. That is why they tested this way because that is probably the account. Believe it or not, there are folks who have an ability to decipher these dictators (I don't want it either). It has changed old MTs like me who have been in this business for 35 years.

Bad dictators have always been part of the profession, its a part of medicine! You don't have to do it, you tested, you didn't like it...GREAT move on

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My original post
I apologize for stirring up a hornet's nest however, I see soo many people complaining on here about the fact that they only want to work certain hours, they don't want to work weekends, and so on that it angers me. Yes, I work weekends, but that is because of the fact that my s/o works on the weekends, so generally I take a day off during the week, that way, I can run my errands. I am an employee for a company, however, I really don't have set hours, nor do I work a straight 8 hour day -- I generally work more, because like all of us, I have bills to pay as well and know approximately what I have to make to be able to have a roof over my head and food on the table. I am my sole support and live in an area with a relatively high cost of living as well. I was making great money up until a couple of years ago, but things happened and I have had to take a job at a lower rate of pay, but at least it is a job. The key here is being flexible in your hours. If there is no work available, then maybe there will be in a few hours and you have to explain to friends and family that this is how it works. Luckily for me, I found a great fit with a company, its only one account, one hospital and I have never run out of work.
In my original post about this, I wanted to say sm

edict rather than law, but figured I'd get jumped on using that word.  One of the late-night talk-show hosts referred to it as a law when one of the guests was baiting him to say, Merry Christmas. 

The point is, you knew exactly what I meant in the first place.  Oh well.  Glad I gave No Name a LOL!  Laughing is healthy. 



Yes, the original post that started this all was by DK.
Maybe you should reread the original post. sm
OP thinks no response required when you apply for a job. 
Re: The flame by my original post
Folks I'm sorry someone considers my post a flame.  That was not my intention, but then again I have never been treated worse by an employer in my whole professional life.  That's why I'm looking forward to working for a company without local roots and the small town, small-minded mindset it brings.
Go to your original post. Scroll down a bit and look
for the see related messages in blue.  Click on that and you'll get past posts. 
follow up to my original post

I see certain people on this board, who post under the same names and I can take a 1 hour break, a 2 hour break or a 3 hour break and they seem to be whining and complaining about life  -- yet they can get new puppies, new kitties, new other animals but BOTTOM line  -- oh gee no work  guess what people  -- I have to swtich back and forth between 2 accounts on my MAIN account and 2 accounts on my secondary  -- I literally work till I dropand thank heavens, I am in a relationship where my significant other understands  -- yes, we ALL have to deal with being on hold with India, but that is where you take a day, to pay the bills, vent with customer service reps, etc and move forward  -- and like I told my other half  -- bill dosent get  paid its YOUR responsibility  - a relationship, whether it be marriage or othewise takes 2 people.

And as I mentioned before, TAKE THE time to learn online resources as well  -- for example, if you hear Kem-7 THINK Chemistry-7  -- learn punctuation, grammar and most of all spelling and --sorry been working from 7 am to 11 pm -- with VERY few breaks  -- might help in the long run


By the way, I nearly forgot this original post, as
I got so absorbed in reading the GREAT posts below.  I am now so proud to say that I have just done what you suggested, and am now joyfully employed with one of the three companies you listed - go US MTs! I left the company-who-shall-not-be named due to these issues, and feel I have at least tried to do something.  Its a good feeling, too, for a change.
The ORIGINAL post ONLY intent was
to help protect fellow MTs from working for this schister of a MTSO. THAT IS ALL.
No more information needed in so far as what steps we are taking to secure payment, except that we will prevail. I GUARANTEE YOU THAT.

think you need to read the original post again. NM
Um, I think you need to read the original post. sm
It really might be a good idea to read a post before ASSUMING that you know what it is about and spouting off at the mouth. I'm embarrassed for you.
original post was dated 8/12 --sm
and is stuck between *has Spheris moved* and WMX post. It had 90 something views.
No, no one answered her original post.
She then came back and posted a very rude post in which we responded rudely back. Maybe if she had kindly come back and asked why no one responded to her post she would have gotten nicer answers. The fact is, I did read the initial post and did not respond to it as it would have taken way too long to go into detail everything that being an IC entails. If she had been more specific with what she wanted to know, I more than likely would have responded to the original post.
HOW do read my original post
and come away thinking I was equating 'wearing clothes from WalMart - to - creating medical records with gross errors?'

Seriously, how? If you still do after re-reading it, then you just didn't get my meaning.
Please re-read the original post.
There was no question as to whether someone had to work it or not. The question was to why there should be incentive pay to go along with working those hours.

Your rant, while posted in this thread, actually does nothing to address it, but rather seems to have provided you a place to vent....why so blue, Boo? Did you have to work the weekend?
Follow up to my original post
I worked for a company where it was a combination of VR and straight typing -- I never knew what the next report was going to bring and at the same time, started working for a company that does straight transcription. I am not adverse to VR, if that is all that is done; however, these companies have started the thing of paying one rate for straight typing and another for VR -- that's where it is very frustrating as I am sure it is to many of you. I know the goals that I have to set for myself in order to keep a roof over my head, pay my utilities and keep food on the table and if it means putting 12-15 hours a day in, then I do it, knowing what my priorities are. For those of you that are fortunate enough to have a spouse who also brings in an income, that is all well and good, but many of us are single and have to do what we can to survive. My rent alone is close to $800 a month, then I have cable and electric on top of it to pay, and right now, I have very little food in the fridge but I am managing to get by.
This is what you said in your original post RESPECT..sm
We need to know more than most RNS, LPNS and

I dare say doctors -

Another case of swelled head?
To be fair, it is in her first post.... in her e-mail
Inside is original post by DK...read it
[ Post a Reply ] [ View Follow Ups ] [ Company Board ]
Posted By: DK on 2006-04-02

I just completed an interview process with JLG. The owner presents herself as an MT who understands our situations. But they are very dishonest. Do not trust them. They are liars. I just wish I could find some honesty in this business. I have been in it for 20 years. It used to be a professional career with integrity, but not anymore. The disadvantage of working over the internet is that companies do not see you as a person, but as a computer, or a typist. They don't have to look into our eyes when they lie. They just really don't care. Thanks for listening.

Jo..I e-mailed you a response about your original post....(nm)


not offensive - the original post WAS racist......

I lost the original post, but found it again sm
Please email me too with your experiences if you cannot post on the board. I really am interested in anything you have to share on this journey!
reread original post pleeeze!! She did not
say she was an employee.  Really people....we need to be careful when we spew this crap!
Open your original post and then near the bottom

of the page you'll see something about see related messages.  Click on that and it will bring up info.  You'll have to click on the posts.

I hope you saw my original answer to this post
over on the main board before they moved your post and thus dropped my reply....

$48 for the medical, $10 for the dental, and I don't know how much for the vision because I didn't opt in for it this year. That's per paycheck, do double that to get the monthly fee. I did opt for the higher-deductible medical; the lower-deductible premium share was about twice as much.
Goodness...read the original post again..you are way off the mark.

Sounds like you have the problem.....and are very willing to attack, gut and spit out. 

Of course I could be wrong. 

Very odd, I put your original questions in quotes, but they did not show up in the post. nm

Read the archives or open your original post and
click on related messages.  
I'll help! I left MQ at the time of this original post
I found a great job with a great US company, and have my self respect back. Enjoy my work again.  Go USA!!  Go MTs!!
Stop justifying/explaning your original post (sm)
Those of us with some compassion understood exactly what you were trying to find out, Alice. You don't need to justify or explain that post for the benefit of that black cloud hovering around the boards posting negative responses to everything she reads. Your post was fine, and your concern was understandable.

Ignore this person, who obviously just enjoys p*ssing on everyone's parade because she feels someone p*ssed on hers.

Good luck to you in your decision making, and I hope you make the right choice in finding a good fit for you.
did anyone get a response from the original poster? this post is just fishy, especially since they
If you find the original post so offensive, why did you respond at all?

Why don't you get a clue?  A good number of people enjoyed this.  If you dislike it, you can just move on to some rosy-happy-fun filled post and leave the rest of us to chuckle without being harassed. 


Looks like the original post got pulled, too. Too many of us looking for "the" place to work,
You are correct. I totally read the original post wrong but
I had a long day, but that does not change the fact that the Allstate ad IS appalling. :(
Try re-reading the original post...you're missing the point

see message this post is excellent a fair representation of KS..I copied it from below.
You know who I am. I'm the one who hooked up the Foley at the beginning of my shift. I'm the one who worked extra each and every time I was asked. I'm the one who went into the office to transcribe when it was needed. I'm the one who went on site to help with a new account (and this account actually wanted me to work for them!). I'm the one who transcribed tapes when asked. I'm the one who did the 3-page reports and the docs that no one else wanted when you cut our pay. And I'm the one who worked an 8-hour shift when my air conditioning broke down last summer during one of the hottest days of the year. No one just handed me that huge paycheck, I worked for it.

And now I'm the one who works on two accounts that consider my transcription excellent. As a matter of fact, one account doesn't want anyone BUT me. During my career I was told by one manager and one MTSO that they wished they had 10 of me. I also came highly recommended to you. That speaks volumes about my reliability, stability, flexibility, and quality.

You offer some flexibility. Zero tolerance would be more like it. I had to take three days off for jury duty, my electricity went out twice, and workers cut my cable line, all of which were out of my control. I took five days off in a row once in two years for a very good reason and it was not a vacation. If I had to take time off during my shift, I made up my time that same day. Unfortunately my dentist doesn't have hours on Sunday. I also worked when I was sick. Is that what you mean by not a good fit? I was an IC not an employee.

The kicker for me was when I found out that your coordinator went to the client to find out if I was skipping reports. I have never skipped a report in my entire career. I don't have to. I love what I do and I love a challenge. She also told another employee that no one can do that many specials. I could and I did until she made certain that I didn't.

This field is stressful enough. I certainly don't want to work for someone who places more stress on me, especially when I'm already giving 110%.

When it was all over, I felt like the weight of the world had been lifted off my shoulders. It was then that I decided I would rather be appreciated than used and abused.
Testing with New England Medical Transcription - follow up to original post
I sent an email to the recruiter when I was unable to access the files and received one back from her this morning (Monday) informing me that apparently someone who was also testing had inadvertently deleted the files off the FTP site.
I had posted that question right up under the original poster and prior to her post being answeredsm

Looks are deceiving and I AM paying attention.

Don't do it. Click on your original post and towards the bottom middle click
on related messages and you'll find lots of stuff, one of it good. 
Hello??!! I'm the original poster! I think I can respond to the poster who replied to my original
I'm not the original OP, but thanks for this tip ...
I've done searches on companies in the past also and couldn't find recent feedback on them. In fact, the last time that I did a search on Precyse (a few weeks ago), like the OP the most recent posts were from 2006. With the tip that you gave this gave me much better and more recent hits.

Thanks again.
Please see my original response.

It's a good company.  With all the negative posts on this board about platforms not working, people not being paid on time (or at ALL), I can attest to the fact that TC is a good company, with none of those problems.  In the 4 years I've worked there, my pay hasn't been late even once (has even been early a couple times through the direct deposit system).  Their training and QA are very good.  The owner is dedicated to always improving the company and is very loyal to her employees.

Good luck in your search.

Original question.
Now if it is a matter of scheduling an interview or start date and then not showing up by a recruiter or trainer that is a different story but that was not the question to begin with.

Actually, that was the question to begin with. The OP stated that the recruiter said she would call for an interview and then did not. Then stated she would call during the weeked and failed to do so again. So, that was the original beef.

Not the original poster, but can I ask if you went
back to MTing from QA? I absolutely hate QA - I HATE IT. I feel like I am just a garbage collector of sorts. I miss transcribing so much. That was my gift. But everytime I mention going back to MTing, my acquaintances tell me I'll hate it and am moving backward. In a way, its easier physically, but I ACHE all the time as well. I never ever noticed that transcribing. I flitted in and out and made great $$. Now I just sit here for hour upon hour and its killing me, physically and spiritually! I would so appreciate any encouraging words from someone who truly understands!
I'm not original poster,
What was your original company that you like better? nm
Not the original poster
Even if the original poster
does not feel that she owes the company the benefit of a two week notice, do you think it is fair to the rest of the MTs that work there that we will have to pick up her slack when she all of a sudden doesn't show up? Usually when someone is rude enough to quit without notice, it's not their bosses they are hurting, but their fellow coworkers.
VR can be really screwy sometimes but not like the original here
If VR were like that, you could retype the entire thing before trying to correct all that mess. I like what I make and I do not think leaving home and going into the work field now most are not going to make what they could with VR with most. Even Walmart has been having layoffs.
original poster
I must say I am very surprised by your post, and have to say Thank you !
If you have always had work at a good rate you are indeed very lucky, and I am glad for you. It just is not the case with everyone, and especially those just starting out and in a very poor economic situation. A few kind words and a little encouragement from others is sometimes all a person needs to pick up and keep trying.
As I said in a previous post, I KNOW I have much to learn, but I also know I have come a very long way and work hard to improve each day.
Questions from a newbie may very well seem silly to someone who has many years of experience, but that doesn't mean you cannot answer in a kind and encouraging manner, you know?
This should be a place where we all can come for info., support, encouragement :)
Deb, I am the original poster, and I want to
explain that I have never said people working weekends are putting work before family or God, nor have I told anyone to get a life. This has gotten really out of hand, and people are getting lost as to who is posting what, but I am the original poster, and I have not once on this board bashed anyone. Just not my style. I asked a simple question about working weekends, never accused, never looked down my nose as I have been accused of. I am sorry if you think I have offended you anyway, but apparently I have offended some, but they are misinterpreting me as some on here would agree, the people that actually saw my post for what it was worth, not reading into something that was not really there.