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FOCUS raises

Posted By: meagan on 2008-03-03
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Does anyone who works or worked for Focus have any idea how long before you get a raise, or do you even get a raise at all?  Ive been working there since August 2007, so it would be nice if I could get one soon. 

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Does FutureNet give annual raises or any type of raises? nm
Wonder if those support in the office get any raises. We are paying their raises, huh?

you know they ARE getting raises!


Focus, focus, focus on your work. It's amazing what you can do! nm
best way to get a raise with MQ is to ask for it and keep asking. I don't know why they don't give "across the board" raises. The thing I have heard in the past is type more to make more. I say learn every work type you can and make yourself indispensable!
raises with MQ
would you mind telling which office that is? used to be in Houston and it closed down and now in Dallas. you had to ask for a yearly review. they didn't volunteer that info unless you asked. first time when i asked for a yearly review they got around to it 6 months later. gave me all kinds of BS why I didn't qualify for a raise. i asked for a yearly review this year and i was told that i sent over 20% to QA. all i have to say is that you were extremely lucky. are you SE or FT?
Who says ICs can get raises. You obviously
work at a small company to brag like you do. I just hate it when someone like you comes here and tells people that they can earn like you do only it takes a while. Well guess what I am not new to this. However, I don't have stable accounts. I did have but the company puts whomever they want on them and dole the work out. You can't get ahead. I was doing fine finally until they put another greedy MT on that account and now my good account and the one I depended upon for most of my earnings is now hardly anything. I resent this. Accounts are not yours. They belong to the company. Yet, you say you have stable accounts? My God. You are unreal.

Go peddle your lies to someone else.
I don't think any of us TT employees want to say what we make. Every account is different. It really is nobody else's business what each of us makes. TT is very fair and we do get rewarded for good work. Didn't you used to work for us at one point, Olive Oyl? If you did, then you should already know that we are the best in the industry.
You should probably ask Transtech this question directly, Olive Oyl. The reason the rest of us don't tell you what we make is because it is confidential to each of us. It really doesn't matter to me what anyone else makes, because I'm very happy here. Transtech is about SO much more than cpl. I don't think you're going to get the answers you want from any of us TT employees, which is why I suggest you make a list of all your questions and ask Transtech yourself. :)
COL raises
What companies have you or do you currently work for? Every company I talked to that does pay wages said there would be no raise in the future. If you want to email me . . . . . . I honestly don't want to fritter away my time and energy. I have worked very hard to get to where I am (as you know this is not an easy job to do) and am proud of the work I produce but I will not work for a few pennies. Perhaps I am wanting what will never happen.
How are they with giving raises, is there any set protocol, or like MQ whenever they felt like it (never)?
WHO gives raises?? ;)

I've never heard of an MT company giving raises. Please advise if I'm wrong.  Whenever I wanted a raise (at any company over the last 18 years) I worked more.  My arms and hands are now shot, so I have to make do with what I have, no matter how big the incoming bills are. 

LOL! Just had to comment.  It was a funny question to me.  :) 

I'm lucky enough to be an employee of a small local company and I get yearly raises. Good luck with yours.
Is a year too soon to ask for a raise or should the company offer one automatically?  I just do not want to ask but I am afraid if I don't, I will never get one.  Any thoughts? 
Ain't no raises in the MT biz..........
Yes there are raises...
I would say after 1 year, if you have a good track record, is fine to ask for one. 
Where R Our Raises?
While the town meeting was informative, where was the mention of raises? Cost of living? Anything?
What, are we getting raises?
wasn't up on the home page yet when I last checked and I had to work my other job when it was going on.
No raises, what to do?
You have the choice of 2 things, a) type faster and b) work more hours. If you asked for a raise just after 2 years, do you have any idea how long most have worked in this profession without having a raise at all?
No raises here.
I haven't had a raise since 1997 when I was raised to 10 cpl. Really. Yes, I still am an MT, 25 yrs. Crazy?
The last year or 2 has been the worst with the economy and my single policy health insurance premium going up to almost $500 a month.

It's all wrong, and something is not right in this industry for this to have happened. Like others, when I started in mid 80s, it was decent and then good money.

No raises/VR

Spheris never gives raises plus all accounts are eventually going to be VR. Plus they send a lot of work to India. The only good thing is PTO. I like my supe but now there is almost no communication.

TT raises
Does anybody give raises? I haven't had a raise in my line rate in over 10 years. My income has actually gone down, and I believe that is probably true no matter what company you work for in this business now.

I do get my lines at TT no problem, and as far as the VR, works out fine for me.
Reviews, raises???.....
What part of that was unclear. Anyone can check production - you won't get a review after 6, 10 or 20 years much less right after your probation. If you aren't producing to suit them - you are gone, unless of course you are a pet and then you can do whatever you want..
Do they give raises?

OSI holiday pay and raises
I predict that the holiday bonus will last through Thanksgiving and Christmas, and then disapear like the work does overseas. No way are they gonna pay that ALL year....no way are they gonna pay raises either, cause no one will stay long enough to earn one!
Anyone getting raises with this information

I see a lot of information posted about benefits, hours, 401 K, PTO, bonuses, etc., but I am wondering did anyone get a raise that was posted in their packet?

If so, are you happy with it?

yes, I did. raises have never made me
Do they give raises?
MDI-FL does not give any raises.
Platforms stink. Bad accounts. Nasty people to deal with. Very disorganized, poor training, a regular witch in the HR/payroll department who takes pride in being condescending and mean. Flexible? Depends whether you are teacher's pet or not. If not, you get the worst accounts they have. Forget communication. There is none, but never ask a question because you will get a wrong answer and still be in the dog house. They really need some lessons on how to treat people like people, not like you are a robot and want to work 24/7.
MTs don't get raises b/c you want to work for
If you want raises, go back to wage pay. But then, you'll gripe about it, too.

there are no raises in production, you
negotiate your rate on the way in and that is it. Need more money? do more work.

your way of thinking is hourly employee. That will hurt you. You are now a professional - big difference.
we are reviewed and do get raises. (nm)
Do they ever give raises? nm
Yes they give raises; for example,
I received a nice raise after 30 days, and the starting cpl was already 9 cpl. Very generous to work for and you are treated respectfully, even if QA gives you constructive criticism. They are never demeaning or reprimanding, and believe me I have worked where QA people could care less how they make you feel. No so with MDI. I am here for life!
Transtech and raises
Does Transtech give raises? If so, how long do you have to be there to get one?
Transtech raises
Nope.  Even though the cost of living goes up, and our bills go up, line rate stays the same.
Anybody getting raises anywhere in MT world ??? nm
I have had 2 raises in 2 years
Plus started at 0.095 with benes.  Good companies are out there.  I have a strict schedule without a lot of flexibility unless I put in for it ahead or emergencies.  QA also can be strict but I do just fine at 99.5% or better every month.  I also get a shift differential if I work 2nd or 3rd.
They only pay 7cpl with no raises

Where are the good paying clinic MT jobs anyway?  Its hard to make anything at 7cpl

Axolotl and raises

For anyone who works at Axolotl, I was just curious how long anyone was there before getting a raise?  I will be there a year this month, so I was just curious.  Not a big deal if they don't just wondering. 

Raises for getting certified
I wonder if you and I work for the same company... I am about to take the RMT (in 10 days) because of that small raise and the reimbursed testing fee.... :)
Webmedx and raises?

Has anyone gotten a raise at Webmedx?  My 1 year is coming up, and I am wondering if I should expect anything special or just be happy to have made it a year. 

Thanks to anyone who replies. 

They do NOT give raises..
Met many who work for them and they have NEVER gotten a raise...ever....
Transtech and raises

Does Transtech give raises? What about to part time workers?

MDI doesn't give raises.
I was offered 8.5. What do they go by? Or do they give raises?
Wage earners usually get COL raises.
Every wage-paid position I have had was set on an annual increase with the rest of the company. Even at 3%, it was still a raise.

Production, however, does not increase. It is not the same pay structure and, in my opinion, should not.

You cannot have your cake and eat it, too.

You wanted production, so you can (in effect) control your income by how savvy you are, so you got it. If you want to make more money, increase those skills you feel are so valuable that you don't want to work for a set wage.

Otherwise, go to a wage and relax a bit, know that you're going to draw a certain amount of money (might even still get incentive for production, too), and get annual raises and actual holiday pay, etc.

Mark my words down: You will never get annual raises on production pay. Never. And you shouldn't. You are wanting what will never happen and, instead of looking for ways to actually help yourself, are frittering away your time and energy and frustrating everyone else in the process for nothing.

Does Webmedx give raises and
can you work a Mon-Fri schedule? Do you have any holidays off or do you have to use PTO? TIA
Does Transtech give raises?
none of the supervisors do that, nobody gives raises, if you did not get incentive
Does any company give raises?
No raises in 2 Years 10 Months
Anyone want to guess which company?  Or are they all not doing reviews and/or giving raises?  Sure does detract from any motivation!