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KT, is there any way you could give us a hint as to who this company is

Posted By: see message on 2005-07-20
In Reply to: I can't believe what happened to me today - Kt

If this company has a recruiter like this pushing and pushing to do interviews and hire people and then pulls out, I do not think any of us would want to work for that company for fear of what happened to you. I truly sympathize with what happened to you. Although I do not have kids, I too need to work just to pay bills, keep a roof over my head, etc. To work for a company like this would make me hesitant about job security.

I do hope you will consider maybe telling us who this was. I also want to say that I admire the fact that you didn't bash the company or the recruiter, unlike so many people on this board do.

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Can you give us a hint?
Can you give us a hint you work for? I'm sick of cherry pickers too
You just know they are giving you all the crap they dont want.
Not that I don't want to give you the company I work for...sm
It is Alphamed, but I wouldn't recommend it to you because I have hardly any work right now so I know they aren't hiring. If you did work there you would go broke if you didn't have a husband to back up your pay.
If your company does not give you the codes..
which I am sure they will I will be glad to assist you.  I can possibly get you the codes tomorrow as I will have my daughter scan and copy it and then email it to me and I will email it to you.  Most likely your company will get that to  you. Good luck...
An idea of who this company is or where located would give you
I am planning to give this company Manipha
Global some test files. From there I can verify who's telling the truth. The forum readers will definitely hear a feedback from me in a week or two.
So, imagine the company that does not allow QA to give feedback, what does the MT learn then?
They learn that they've got no problems, they're not making any mistakes as they don't hear from QA, their work must be TERRIFIC.

MTs need feedback, no matter how long they've been in the profession. They don't need nasty feedback, just reminders if they are making errors to keep track of themselves. I know if I get feedback that I've done something wrong in a report it certainly makes me be more careful and I've even had to change some of my shortcuts to not make some mistakes.
What do you think your company will give you for Christmas: (Survey, I guess, LOL)
Can you give the initials of this company? Sure don't want to apply here! Feel bad for you. nm

Edited due to client information revealed. Administrator

Just a hint, it is NOT like that everywhere...I would be looking, but that's just me.
Good Luck
Super Hint
Unless you need a microphone attached, I would suggest Dictaphone earphones.  They hae excellent sound quality.  Also...if you have extra noise from your speakers, plug right into your PC and a lot of that noise will disappear.  That works with any headphones.
Super Hint
Unless you need a microphone attached, I would suggest Dictaphone earphones.  They hae excellent sound quality.  Also...if you have extra noise from your speakers, plug right into your PC and a lot of that noise will disappear.  That works with any headphones.
Hint, "othropedics"

Just a hint....people are not likely to
read your posts when you sign your name as 'nm'. On these boards that generally means 'no message' so people skip over them.
another hint for loney this season

After your little one gets off to school, head for the nearest Mc'D's or Burger King..lot's of nice working guys stop in for breakfast on a regular basis. 

My sister actually met her new hubby by doing this and he gathers with his buddies every morning.  He is an awsome guy and of course, working

Here's a hint. The post moves around.
Here's a hint: Read the rest of the board.

I forgot to include my hint of sarcasm phrase! nm
The girl was 13, the rapist a distant relative they took in. Give money, give food and your time, b
you don't put your family at risk by taking in strangers. That's just plain foolish. There were over 3300 registered sex offenders in NO. Where are they now. In your community? Perhaps in your house? Good luck.
oh our lovely government does give illegals medicaid, foodstamps, and housing so in term we give tha
i have been through some rough times lately and had to apply for some help. there are signs, big signs, all over our offices saying "YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE LEGAL TO GET HELP". so we and our government do give them our benefits whether they are legal here or not. now that is messed up. i am helping to support them so they can take away my jobs and i can't even support my kids and yes i get benefits, wow $75 a month in food stamps which lasts not even a week in a household of 6. don't get me wrong, i am thankful for any help at the moment, but i get penalized for trying to work my tail off and still can't survive.

there was recently an article in our local newspaper where one of our local school districts tried to charge $1000 a year for each illegal student enrolled. it was bulked and the illegals got a lawyer to sue for discrimination. the school district merely stated that they had to HIRE extra teachers that could speak the foreign language just to teach these children and were trying to offset some of the expenses. ridicilous!! so again our taxpayers money is paying to educate illegals as well.
Aw come one give her a break. She said she was sorry and is willing to refund. Give her a chance to

do what is right.  If she fails to do what is right, then go about this in an adult way and not act like such a child.  "you suck"  That is so immature.

She is responding to you and you are eating her alive.  Why would she put herself out there to be treated like this if she didnt mean it. 

I am really astonished at how people can act on here.  Would you treat people like this in person?  If you do, I cant imagine you having very many friends. 

Remember we are all "HUMAN." 


A simple google search will give you your answer...I'd give you the answer,
but how would that help you learn to research on your own...and I'm in a rush to get to the next post. 
Tell him you'll give him your macros if he'll give you his Lexus, his ski cabin, and (nm)
What Company is This? I have been hired by a company that is sending a foot pedal.. Don't want t
The company cutting cpl, the company stopping paying for headers
Good of the company? As IC, I am my own company. Not my problem if she has problems as long as I do
Accepted a job with a new company, gave two weeks notice to my old company..

Old company, let me go before two weeks was up.  New company, said they were having trouble getting me set up and my equipment ready, but they would pay me while I waited.  It's been a month, still no check from new company even though I was told it was "in the mail."  I have no income and am at a loss. 

I have a signed offer letter from the new company, contracts, etc.  I applied for unemployment, but old company is saying I quit and technically I am currently employed with the new company!  New company is not returning calls or answering email.

What should I do!?!?!?!

I started sending my resume out today, but the process of getting a new job will take at least two weeks and I need money now to catch up on what I'm behind!

You don't want to work for this company. Call your current company and
tell them that you have decided against the new position and tell them that you would like to stay. It is cheaper for them to let you stay than to train someone new. A company who could be so tacky as the one you just spoke of is one you do not want to work for. You can rescind your resignation. If you are a good MT, they will be glad you did.
With my company, ICs use their own emails, employees have company email.
COMPANY INQUIRIES belong on Company board, please!
....3 months later my old company rehired me; can you return to your 1st company?
Local radiology company, not transcription company
who has only 5 transcriptionists and are not hiring at this moment. We all work at home and get great benefits, no insurance out of pocket and 22 days paid vacation in the first year, after that it goes up. I feel very fortunate to have found them, but again I chose them because they did not do production, so now that they are, I'm a little disappointed.
I think it varies greatly from company to company...sm
I was hired five months ago by a national straight out of school at 8 cpl. I think it just depends on your knowledge level and ability, and of course, what the company is willing to pay.
i think it varies from company to company and/or location

VR company? Not when the MT company owns its own VR equipment. n/m.
I have my own company email with my new company.
I can't answer your questions in your original post, I can tell you that with my new company, I have my own company email account, and I much prefer it. My old company had us use our personal email accounts, and they listed everyone who received emails in the cc line. They really never maintained those lists, and I received emails from them for a full five months after I quit - that despite my repeatedly asking to be removed from lists. Because the list had been passed from one person to the next in the company, I kept having to block sender after sender. Finally I replied to all, for each and every email I had gotten over a month's time. Well, that pretty much ended it.
I like to keep work and personal separate as much as possible.
It can vary from company to company.
If a company is on one coast and you on the other it can affect shift time, meaning usually if you want to start work 9-10 instead of 11 you could for 3rd shift, etc. 
Buy your own... company computers are for that company only!
some of what you want to know varies from company to company,
client to client. The services each have their own QA grading system and you will get a copy at hire that tells you everything they deduct, and for how many points. This usually also includes formatting, such as wrong dates, right exam/wrong patient, etc.

You will need to know your punctuation and grammar first and foremost and use it properly, this is what you do. THEN if the client requests garbage in/garbage out (usually because they don't trust leaving anything up to us), you give it to them even though it hurts -- and should not be marked off QA for it.

Where do you study? Colleges with the 2 yr transcription course in my state make you take a year (or 2) of English grammar. No offense, but it's pretty much a 5th/6th grade review (is vs are, doctors' vs doctor's).

blanks will be limited, usually to 2, before you cannot send the report to client.

Wrong shortcuts - pay attendion to detail.
Varies from company to company
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My recent company gave me a 10-minute training over the phone and gave me a couple of samples of a couple of the harder docs. I then had to submit 3 reports to the account manager to review, and then I was off on my own and was required to meet production immediately.

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Try the company board with name of company.
Thanks, I will give that a try:) nm
Give them whatever you
would give them at the "fairy tale" wedding.  The honeymoon may be over by next year.
hum, I might have to give it a try, then...

Don't give it up
I have been hurt severely on several occasions... and on occasion yes... a bit gun shy for the first period back in the saddle.  It does lessen and then goes away.  Just trust in your knowledge and your experience.  You have to trust your horse.  Just go slowly at first.  But do NOT give up.  That is the worst thing that you can do.  You have to face it and it slowly you will relax more.  Keep in mind that your horse will know/will feel your hesitancy and your fear.  In order for him/her to be relaxed, you must try to as well.  That is why going slowly at first will help regain your confidence.  Just around the ring maybe for a bit.... then a little more open.  Work yourself back up to your usual routine.  Good luck!
Thank you, will give a try
I would rather be alone than to give into it and you could , too.
give it 5 min and this one
Right. I think I am going to give that a
don't give up

There is no reason to give up just because you failed a test.  I have tested with a few companies and changed jobs a couple of times through my six years of transcribing.  I had no training either.  I had a very special family member who helped me out(she owned her own business).  I trained through the summer when I was in high school with her and by the time I was about 20 I was working part time with her.  Just because you are switching from tapes the computer based files doesn't mean that you can't do the work.  It may take a little time getting used to it, but there shouldn't be any reason to not be able to do the work.  Just like any other job, you may have to put in some applications at various places and go on interviews, and it may take some time, but you will eventually find a job.  As far as transcribing, I notice many places require either a c-phone or being able to install Express Scribe or a similar program on your computer.  If you don't have one, you can probably find a c-phone on ebay for around $200.  Just try to stay away from the larger MT companies and you should be okay.  I notice the smaller ones are easier to find a job with.