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Mary inTampa in Tampa, Florida

91 months ago

I was a court reporter. I am working on rebuilding my speed. I'm at 225, but I'm not ready.

I don't care how hard up I am, there is no way I would transcribe for $1.00 a page. My guess is you are getting $3.00 or $4.00 a page - and paying us hard-up people $1.00 a page. I sure someone will take it.

But if you are a well-established court reporting firm, wouldn't it be easier to take your reporters who are available and have them restroke the testimony using their CAT writers and have a transcript that just needs to be dumped and edited?

One hour of testimony is equal to about 40 pages. A good writer could do the restroking/rewriting; dump the notes; then others edit and polish the transcript. Get two court reporters rewriting - and you could do 100 pages an hour.

I don't think your work is real kosher.

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Mary inTampa in Tampa, Florida

91 months ago

And no experience necessary???? They will train you to do the transcripts??? Are you blanking kidding?

Your ad screams to me you are looking for free work, and after you get people to do this work, you will tell them it wasn't good enough and you can't pay them.

Again, I don't think your work, nor you, are kosher.

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stenogirl@*****.*** in Las Vegas, Nevada

17 months ago

I can't believe that these a-hole internet companies are actually getting people to work for this; however, I found myself in this situation after the State of Alaska Court System got rid of all their transcribers. Believe me, you will starve on $1.25 a page! I know. I've been forced into it. It's either that or no job at all because the general public is so stupid they don't know the skills it takes to be a court reporter, and I never get an interview even for an Ad Min. Essentially, my career is over because of these a-hole companies who go in and scoop up all the work at these AAERT courts. What a joke! They cap the page rate, and so the highly-trained little slave at the bottom doing the work starves and some jerk at the top makes all the money. The pie is just split too many ways. It's a bad business model. If it was such a good idea, I would have done it with Alaska. I just in good conscience ask someone to work for $1.00 per page. It's just downright scummy. It's truly disgusting. Don't EVER go into court reporting.

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