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sorry - meant to say and have negative feedback on this board. nm

Posted By: jb on 2007-02-04
In Reply to: It amazes me that places can continue to get new accounts when they do not pay their employees and h - jb


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cherrypicking co-worker issue (meant to post it on this board instead of MQ board) sm...

I need opinions please...I work on a very small account with just a handful of ladies.  Because of the nature of the software (trying not to get too specific here) we can see who is working online and what reports they are working on in real-time...

We have one cherrypicker on the account.  Instead of using FIFO method, she retrieves the reports by author ID - usually picking the better dictators of course.  She knows I busted her and she did admit to it in on our work e-mail (not too bright) which I am saving just in case she gets out of hand - so far I'm still able to make money since really most of the dictators aren't bad. 

But every night it's starting to wear on me since she's screwing up turnaround time.  I don't really want to cause a big uproar being that it is such a small account and I need to work with her almost every night usually one on one.

What would you all do?  I want to handle this as delicate and professional as possible because we can't really afford to lose anyone on this account.  In other words, I refuse to stoop to her level by cherrypicking right back.

My boss has asked me several times why so-and-so does so much more than I do...I just bite my lip at that point but one of these days I think I might explode and just open up a can of worms....

Looke before you leap..try another MT board that doesn't delete negative about KS like this one d

Hey, I don't live on this board. We catch negative posts and delete
at any time. In the top, right hand corner of each post, there is a Report Message button you can click on.  We do the best we can.
I meant to say Job-Seekers Board, not Company Board.
No mssg.
I meant IF.. MQ has own board here.. others will want too
sorry, meant to put it on the gab board.
sorry, meant to put on gab board...
I meant to put this on the company board!
oops meant to post this on MQ board. I really am stressing out. (nm)
Excuse me - I meant to post this on the company board.
Thanks to all. Got some great feedback and ecouragement. This board is great.
My rant passed, ate a late lunch, now back to the trenches.
Ugh! Negative, negative experience!!
I had an injury this past year that necessitated me purchasing Dragon Professional. Total cost approximately $1000 by the time I purchased the "good" microphone from Knowbrainer. I'm thankful everyday I had the option of using Dragon to get me through my injury but I hope to God that I never have to use it again as it drove me nuts and my production was so low. I averaged four hours a day more in my chair than usual, but were it not for Dragon, I'd have lost all my clients. The program is "iffy" from day to day in its ability to be "accurate." I trained the h out of it but still had problem after problem. If I had to do it over again and use Dragon for a short period of time, I would, but I can't imagine using it long term. Just my experience.
Sorry, 'MT way too long,' my post was not meant for you, it was meant for Wow! Sorry!!...nm
you seem negative
its very frustrating, do you want to receive 20% less in your pay???? are we not allowed to vent on this board.. How come you are so agreeable to lose 20% of your income?

Yeh I have ignored the negative ones
Even though it really surprised me that people would actually post that reaction.  There is a heck of a lot more good advice that I have taken in and as for therapy, I need that too.  I don't usually open up to people in my life, I write things down, journal things, so coming to a message board seemed like a good idea to me, to get other perspectives.  Thanks for the caring response.
Not to be negative but . . .
I think you'd have more luck organizing a media blitz to get Paris Hilton out on early release. :(

Okay, just checking!

You ARE very negative!
You ARE discouraging and very rude when you talk about newbies not knowing enough and old fashioned Mt's "worked for it." What kind of comment is that?! How the heck do you know what they worked for or not if you have never taken those courses?! And, speaking of your "QA" experience, have you EVER trained (honestly) an MTEC or Andrews graduate?! There IS a difference! And weren't you the one that paid $5000 for YOUR "education" 15 years ago?! All these schools charge less now, AND give you more experience than ANY community college out there! Are you saying that your education is better, even if you paid more, learned less, but just because it was at an actual "location" where you could spend more money on gas to get there? Are you kidding me?!
Don't mean to be negative, but even
with your background summarizing 1000s of medical records, have you actually listened to a medical dictation? Summarizing written files is something entirely different than actually sitting down and listening to/transcribing a medical report. It is not as easy as the schools would lead you to believe. I would try legal transcription before getting into this profession.
why are you being so negative? sm
She has found a good job. It may never go to VR. The company I am working for hasn't gone to VR at all and doesn't plan to. Why not be happy for this person. I just don't understand trying to discourage someone.
Wow. Negative much?

There are some of us out there who do enjoy the profession and actually make money at it.  Research your school carefully.  Most schools will have stats on their grads who get jobs. Find out what percentage it is.  Go with your gut.  I have heard about those other two that you mentioned, but I didn't go to them, and I ended up with a good job.

Keep in mind, though, that this is not an industry where you will make a lot of money your first year.  Even with a paid internship - that just means you're going to get minimum wage to do a lot of work.  It'll be good experience, though.  I barely broke minimum wage my first year, but I knew going into it that would be the case.

I can tell you that I make significantly more than that now, though.  It is still possible.

There is a big difference between being negative
and being realistic. The young woman is a single mother with a 5-week-old infant. I never said she shouldn't become an MT. In fact, in my next post, I told her that it sounded as if she had done her research quite well and had the interest and abilities to do it. I also told her how I managed when my kids were young by working sporadically. FWIW, I was a single parent during part of that time, too, and newbie income as an MT did NOT pay the bills or support the kids. And believe me, I'm no dummy. I had stars in my eyes when I started out because those ads are everywhere telling mothers that they can make $40,000 a year starting out. I wish someone had told me the harsh realities of working at home then. I didn't know we'd have to be chained to our desks for the majority of the nationals. I didn't know how difficult it would be trying to listen to ESLs while the kids were clamoring for attention, but I just had one more little report to finish up. I've seen a lot of people who wasted a lot of money on MT courses only to find out this wasn't their cup of tea. Mothers get sucked into believing that any half-trained monkey can do MT work and care for an infant at the same time. It's not true. It doesn't require a PhD in rocket science, but it's best to find out if you'd like it or not BEFORE spending all that money on training.
Negative Ads about Cynde and Myself.
Thank you for saying that she has paid the outstanding invoices but the negative mark is still there as long as people can read these reports. Not only is it not true but it is a defamation of character on both her and my part. Can anything be done about it.
MTs always negative on these boards? hmm? NM................
I don't find it negative at all.
This board is a wonderful board and a great source of information.  I don't find it negative in the least.  Why in the world would you?
I am considering using VR for my transcribing. Does anyone have any NEGATIVE
comments about using VR?  Best program?  Like to know what to be prepared for.   May be my only hope to continue in transcription due to wrist problems.  Thanks.
of negative posters
Geez aren't you just full of encouragement and help! Could you be any more negative??? Glad you're out of the business 2.
I love my job, am not negative about it at all, but I know what you mean
Sometimes this particular board is full of "the sky is falling" doom and gloom.

I don't see that about MT at all - it's always been great for me. I love my job and look forward to working every day.

(And I get paid well for it!)

I think YOUR post is way too negative.
Have any of you editors ever scored anyone at a negative 27% before?
I went over this several times and I keep getting the same score.  I have never had this happen before and am wondering if anyone else has.  This is beyond me and I have no clue what to do.  Under comments on my score sheet, I just put "I don't even know what to say."  Any feedback is appreciated. 
Think you need to do more research than the negative answers you are getting.
They have at least 2 platforms, Dictaphone and Merit. Not sure about all this offshoring stuff, but there is more than enough work. The Dictaphone platform is much better than Merit. I am able to use my text Expander or it has a built-in one. You need to do some searching on the company board on the archives, as there are happy MTs working for Medware.
You musta posted something negative
There are some negative posts about them on a search. nm
I don't know - I find Kikki very negative myself
don't even bother reading her comments because they are so anti. JMO
Funny, I don't find her negative at all!

the negative posters were being facetious..NM

opinions based on the negative
Then I ask you this...is it right to base your opinion on a large group of peopel based on your experience.  We have all had negative experiences. I have had quite a few of my own. I have had experiences with legal and illegal Mexican's.  My husband was an engineer at a poulty plant in NC that ran on the hard work of legal and illegal immigrants.  He did not agree with hiring illegal workers, he knew it would not change, and he has since moved on.  We cannot go around pointing fingers because there is always someone to point the finger back.  For example, your father did something wrong, should we hate him, should we suggest he got what he deserved?  I would not do that.  You also talk about hygiene a alot.  In fact....you say  they work all day in the hot sun and then do not shower.  Is it possible that working ALL DAY IN THE HOT SUN exhausted them.  Lets continue this dialog.....again I ask is it right to form opinions of hate based on your own experience, which in a world view is still limited or is it better to dialog with people find out what their experiences are, not just the ones that match yours.  We all have negative experiences, but you can chose to forgive and move on and yes even love.  I hope you do. 
Anyone know of a trial looking for Rh-negative donors?
I heard a commercial on the radio looking to enroll Rh-negative donors for a trial, having something to do with plasma. The kids were being loud and I couldn't catch the whole message but I am interested in learning more about this trial as I am Rh-negative. Any information is appreciated.
What a ridiculously negative comment.
once again, you have failed to show me how I am being negative...
Whatever...Obviously, you are too thick-skulled to understand what I am saying...
Venting vs permanently negative

Sure, sometimes we just want to vent.  We get it off our chest, get a little validation, then we feel better.

But some folks just don't get over it.  There's plenty of them at on-site jobs as well.  Complaining becomes a way of life.  We've all met them, they search diligently for what's wrong with any and every situation.  They are full of dire predictions when anyone else is happy, when anything changes, when they get out of bed in the morning.

On this board, I've seen many people unable to let go once they get it off their chest.  They make sure to bash a company they worked for a few years back every time its name comes up.  If anyone tries to give them a suggestion to improve a problem, they shoot it down in the nastiest way.  These people claim to have tried "everything" and sneer at anyone who keeps trying, and they never admit they are venting for venting's sake.

I think the point the OP was making is valid, because there are many chronic complainers here.  They are very unhappy in general, and they refuse to be proactive and try to change all the wrongs they see.  Its hard to give them any sympathy when all they want to do is argue and be very hateful to anyone that doesn't agree that everything is awful and nothing can be done about it.

So far HappyMomMT, you are the only negative person in regards to this post. SM
I was just telling her my opinion and my experience. My kids were 11 months apart, two girls. They fought all the time over toys and attention. For anyone to say it is not hard to work an 8-hour shift with two kids at home, that is insane. And what's even more insane is to say that we dont care or love our kids and that we have no motherly instincts. Jesus. I love my kids more than life itself. EVeryone is fine and happy now that they are in day care and get to socialize and not be on their own all the time. Of course I was here to help them with their needs but the fact of the matter is, they had to be left alone for every line I transcribed. And when are transcribing 1200 lines a day, that is a lot of time. I am not a kid-hating MT. And I hardly EVER post on this board.

If I didnt have to work and had my kids home with me I would be a great stay-at-home mom as I do have mothering skills. However, to stay at home and not be able to use those mothering skills because I am tied to a computer, that is not good for the kid.

I am sure there are a lot of MTs who can work around their kids schedules. I am not one of them. Like I said I was just stating my experience to the poster. I do believe that it is best to place the kids in a place where they can be tended to while you work. I will believe that till I die. That is my opinion. Your opinion is obviously differnet but please, and I dont mean to sound mean or nasty, please dont go and accuse people of not caring or loving their children and call them kid-hating MTs. You sound very immature.
Another large MT website that always was pro MQ now has many many negative posts so I think MQ is
not looking too popular and I expect after getting THE phone call a lot more will be unhappy. Well, my resume is out.
I agree-negative comments not needed
I agree as we are MTs at all levels possibly just learning and also have all had those DUH moments where we laugh because we should have known it and just had a "brain fart". Very rude to put someone down (how I took the comment anyways) when I truly believe you have been in their shoes at some point and time. We should help each other and respect each other in this profession.
Wow! Geez! do not listen to any negative posts...
Now I have read the below posts. Please, please do not pay attention to the couple of negative posts. I, and most others here, know, or have a good idea, of how you are feeling and the family dynamics that come into play. I think you are right that your mother will not listen or want to hear what is going on. I like one poster's idea of sending her flowers. I think that is a wonderful idea. Send lots of notes, e-mails, flowers letting her know you care. Just make sure you send them so that SHE gets them and not to be intercepted by the step-father. She may even begin to question what is going on and begin to see the light.

Again, I hope you make that counselor appointment! It is so good to be able to let it all out to someone!
In fact, upon further searching, I see very few negative posts
There are negative things happening in the MT field that's why
if you've been watching the field evolve over the past 20 years like I have you would know that. If wages were going up, and work was coming FROM other countries, there would be no what-you-call-negativity and what other people call reality. It's the elephant in the living room syndrome. Some people are in denial that there is anything "negative" going on in the MT field, other people prefer to face it head on and discuss it openly. Feel free to skip posts you don't like. Ya know "take what you need and leave the rest."
most used word this week, easy: NEGATIVE. nm
Hostile and negative or Professional and courteous?
I read a post here where someone wrote they thought the medical field today was hostile and negative.  I agree with her because I've been working independently at home for clinics over seven years now and have found this to be the case.  I wonder why that is?  The doctors and their staff always seem that way, no matter how good a job you do. Guess I get a little tired of feeling like a second class citizen and no matter what I do, it's not enough or appreciated.  
Start looking for another position. My intention is not to be negative here; however, I have
experienced an entire, large, radiology department laying off all transcriptionists and keeping 1 editor. This was a large teaching hospital. It may take a little while, but if I were you, I would start putting my feelers out for a new position.

Good luck whatever you decide.
Could be...but if the lines of communicaton are not blurred with a negative QA, then you can have a
does that make sense?