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Posted By: Now I get it.. on 2006-07-09
In Reply to: Visited Idaho a few years back sm - CA MT and I know why

living is pretty easy here. Low stress..

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Lived in Germany for 5 years - best place I ever lived!
I found the people very warm and helpful, the food is to die for, and if you like beer (I do not, but this is what hubby tells me), it is the best in the world! The downside now is with the conversion to the euro things do seem much more expensive (was just back there to visit last Decemeber). Still, I would live there again in a heartbeat! :-)
About MQ-A great place to be
I worked for MQ for 7 years and then left to work for another MT Company, thinking I would be better off. To make a long story short, after 3 months I am back with MQ and very happy to be back where I belong. The grass always looks greener, as they say, and when I compare my experience of the last 3 months to my 7 years with MQ, there is no comparison. I have seen messages about no work in certain offices, especially Amherst, but our office seems to be doing well. They are also organized and very considerate to deal with. You can be sure that problems exists with any of these services. Some MTs are hired and then never hear another word from the company. A friend of mine was told she would have a job when the equipment was updated and that was 4 months ago. They are still giving her the run around. So, let's not assume that MQ is the only one with problems; in this business they exist all over. As for me, I am very happy with MQ and hope to be there at least 7 more years.
eBay is a great place for used...
equipment, and that's where I got my C-phone.  They are also sometimes available in the classifies here on the board.  Good luck!
Great place to work! sm

They are very helpful and encouraging and give you plenty of time to get up to speed.  I have been with other national companies and they are the best.  You'll be happy there! 

That's a great place to start...
The majority of Escription accounts I have been offered started are anywhere from 2.5 cpl (insulting) to a max of 4 cpl. So I'd say take it..
Scriberight is a great place!
I've been working there for a while now, and I love it there. We are on EMR system now and it's fantastic. I've never found Lisa to be anything short of wonderful. I really can't recommend them enough.
The position varies from place to place..
Sometimes you end up doing VR, which can be really easy or a real pain. Sometimes you end up simply editing files and all is good. Other times, you end up with more job responsibilities and hours than you ever wanted. All in all better than typing LOL.
I agree. It's a great place to work,
most places are very slow around the holidays. And the owner is a great lady.
You're welcome. It's a great place to live!

Except in February.  Dang it's cold in February.

Seriously though, I don't lock my doors and if I need to find the car keys, they're in the ignition.

The way I see it, if them fools need thaht cah baahd enuff, might's well let 'em go ahead and have it. 

Transcend is a great place to work
I can't believe all this negativity! I just love my job with Transcend. From the recruiter to my TL and ROM every single thing I have been promised has happened! I'm very happy! Yes, you do have to produce - but what MLS position don't you? Transcend also gives you the tools you need to succeed and will help you get better, faster and making more $. Stop bashing this company! They truly are awesome!!!! And the promote from within! They are so big on internal growth!!!!
Myrtle Beach is a GREAT place for a vacation

See inside web site. GREAT place for all equipment!
(Actually, Company-Board isn't that great a place to look for jobs -
No mssg.
Try Softscript. They work with new MTs. Great place to at least get a foot in the door!
Try Softscript. They work with new MTs. Great place to at least get a foot in the door!
Saugatuck, MI is great dog friendly place if you want to go N. Try Lake Shore Reality. Google em.
Becky you work in a great place. With no one hovering, I bet you get a lot more work done w/o agoniz
wants what. The only people qualified to do QA on my reports are the dictating doctors and the rest is just pure waste of money and time. If I have a question fine. But this random QA bites and hurts everyone. BTW, I don't have random QA for those who seem to think I may have an ax to grind. No dog in this fight. Just common sense.
Is MT a job that a person can raise a family on?

Curious how MTs do it. 

Rate raise

I am going to do mine.  Have not done so for the past 3 - 4 years and so going to try to do 1 cent raise per mine.  Hopefully they won't complain too much but I still pick up and deliver and so it hits me hard as my paper has also gone up.  So we will see.   Usually when I do this they back off a little and don't dictate so much for a month or so but then it goes back to normal.   Let me know what you are doing.  I am in Oregon.  Been doing this for 16 years and I think I started out at 8 and now at 11 to 12. 


Since you are working for him as an IC and have informed him of the rate increase, just bill him for it.  That is what I do.  If they didn't accept it they probably would have spoken to you by now.  Smile! 
As IC, dont ask for raise. Tell him what your new rate
Easy. Raise your rate.
If IC - just raise your line rate
I have been around a while and have never heard of a small MTSO making that much off of an IC -- larger companies that have to pay benefits, for computers, QA and so on, perhaps but not a small MTSO  Sounds like one I did work for a little while and then decided I was doing everything and being paid nothing, but she only got 4 cpl off of me.  When she decided not to invoice out on time and I did not get my checks, that is when I left.  But again, you are the boss.  Also if you have no contract you can contact them directly -- after you quit -- and see if they wish to have you continue with the work or stay with her and start over with someone new.  Also you must either be getting paid next to nothing or she is charging an arm and a leg and either way, whatever you bid on the account you will be making a profit.  
You, well you have obviously put ME in my place
with that little lecture. Since youd didn't say anything meaningful to respond to in all that bandwidth, I won't respond to any of the content of what you said.

But just for your information, your little tyrade had no affect on the reality of what is going to happen, so get over it and get used to it.
I saw that place on TV (sm)
a lot of celebrities own there!
It is most definitely not OUR place to be
making phone calls or turning people in.  The doctors and nurses are trained to do it as part of their job.  If they suspect abuse, drug seeking, whatever, it is up to THEM, not us.
know your place sm
Student Rule #1: Keep your thoughts to yourself when ti comes to CEOs and your opinions. "I read a post by the CEO and felt the need to comment."
I see this is not the place to be
People are right when I have been told - not many nice people in this field. My first week coming on here to look for help and talk to other was this past week and you know what, you can have it. I will look for other places to figure out my problems with work and I suggest you look for help with your personality problems as my work problems do not require nearly the attention your personality does. Good bye and thanks for nothing.
I am not sure if you tried this place..
Did you happen to go into your closet and look for a reference book only to find the administrator of this forum smelling her finger?
I have never been to a place that does that and
would not shop at one.
Not every place is like that at all.
Not very believable.
Why is the cat outside in the first place?
I think 2nd place gets..........nm
then that's what you should have said in the first place.
And this place does?
This place makes no sense to me.  People are mean here.  I love cafemt.  Makes the job fun.
33 yrs, 9-10 at same place.
If you get $ from this place, they sm
will not touch you with a 10-foot pole.  I've been in this situation and you will be a no-rehire.
I think I used to be an IC for the same place.
I liked working there, but no time off allowed. One day an MT co-worker of mine got a headache and got in trouble for calling out that day even though she gave plenty of notice early in the morning and they had all day to distribute the work. This is when often-times there was no work at all. I left because after hearing that, I realized I would not be a true IC. Why, as an IC you are supposed to make your own schedule aren't you? And if something comes up isn't it true that you are allowed flexibility? They say it is a small company and everyone is expected to be there for them when the hospital decides to send in the overflow, yet with no notice to the IC. It was too confusing, in may ways worse than employee when at least you know when you are expected to work. Not an IC job at all. Sorry for your experience, but I and many others I know have had the same experience.
not if you get it from the right place
I have bought 2 refurbished computers & both were screaming deals.

I got my desktop from the Dell online outlet & am using it as we speak. I got my laptop from Costco.com & I also still use it every day for personal stuff. They are both going on 5 yrs since my purchase and worked perfectly when I got them & still do. They both cost about half of what brand-new ones would have cost.

Most times "factory-refurbished" means that you also get a manufacturer's warranty -- but not always. I got 1-year warranties on both of mine; Dell also offered an extended warranty purchase at the time I ordered it, which I did get. Some of theirs are refurbished, some are "scratch & dent" or "open box" - which means customer return, but virtually new.

Costco offers a 1-year warranty also. They don't always have a huge number in stock so you may have to keep checking until they have what you want. There are some online sites selling refurbished computers but most have only a 3-month warranty.

I think both sites take trade-ins as well.

Mine are both getting a little old feature-wise, but still work well enough for my purposes, so I suppose I will drive both until the wheels fall off.

Glad it works for you... but I think you need to raise your rate and at least do a dime! nm
Best place you've ever worked for and why . . .
If you do not want to give the company name, just give the reasons why you like or liked your company.  What keeps us gals happy around here?
Your school should be the first place you go
for job-placement assistance. At the very least, they should be able to tell you what employers seek to hire their graduates. In the case of schools such as M-Tec and Andrews, many employers will waive the two-year experience requirement for their graduates because of the high quality of their education and their reputation for turning out job-ready MTs. Some employers will also waive the experience requirement for Career Step graduates, as well. Perhaps there are employers who hire graduates of your school without experience. Your school should be able to give you a lead on employers who have hired their graduates. In any event, any reputable MT school will provide job-placement assistance to their graduates.
franks place
It is at the MQ site, click on Qnet.  There is a column ask frank where you can send him emails.
here's the best place for a response

Does Keystrokes run this place? nm

OTI is just that kind of place. nm
And it is my place -- I work for MQ too and
if you don't like it and it isn't changing for you like you want it as quick as you want, get out!

I think all those who are happy with MQ are getting tired of hearing your same old sad story all the time.

If you can't change the company (duh, who thought they could) and it still doesn't suit ya, get out! Leave! Believe me, we don't want you there! You are free to go!
that's the first place mine went, too (sm)
figured it was some lame troublemaker...sorry! But, made me laugh! 
Only place to buy RAM is from Crucial.com.
They will tell you what is compatible with your system and it is guaranteed for life. 512 RAM chip from them is about $71.00, so you really did not save much. And they provide all the tech support you need for installing or problems.
Where is a good place to

I am looking at IC jobs and most require Word 2000 or above.  I have a Dell computer and it came with WP.   I need the full version, not an upgrade.  Does anyone know of any deals online?  or is it best to go somewhere like Staples?



Horrible place
I would not recommend it