I know that when I answered the questionnaire that came out some time before the packet...
Posted By: that I emphasized FLEXIBILITY as my main priority. on 2005-10-03
In Reply to: Help! I'm a part-time SE because I have little kids - part-time SE
Apparently they didn't really consider that as one of our biggest priorities, though?
I haven't got my packet yet, but I've found out enough here already about how this new plan is going to impact my needs. So anybody know companies that still really believe in SE status/FLEXIBILITY?
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these have been answered many, many time, just look up the archieves.
look there and then ask questions.
TT top mgmt has answered 99% of my e mails. My sup 100% of the time.
I have only been lost in the cracks by management once. My supervisor has always answered me. But then, my mails are really short and infrequent. Only pertaining to PTO, a conference call or to ask about acct. specs. I just assumed that they have zillions of e mails so I keep it to a minimum. They have answered all the important ones for me. The one not answered was an HR question I could have gone to the vendor about.
They are great though on e mailing us, you have to admit. At least once every week top management tells us what a great team we are. At least that is what I receive. And they never forget to wish us a happy holiday. So I have no qualms at all.
I just got sent the same questionnaire
I did the same questionnaire and never heard back either. nm
How long after initial questionnaire before they get back to you?
I filled out their questionnaire a few days ago, but still have not heard back from them. Not sure if that means they are not interested, or if they just take a while to hear back from. Any info on this company also would be appreciated.
yes, spelled questionnaire wrong but I am not applying for a job on here and cannot sm
use spellcheck !
I received a phone call from MDI mgt. about my questionnaire answers and told ICs must by E/O ins.
I just finished reading my packet information. Seems they will only have employees once the new year arrives. I just switched from employee to statutory! LOL! New info reveals I'm being given a raise, employee status (if I choose it) and benefits.
It only took them 30 years, but they've finally become MT-centered????
I don't have the packet but I think I can
I can't imagine you can't do more than 150 lines per hour, that is like them telling me to 'SLOW DOWN" because I average 300 lines per hour. I think they are just putting that 100 and 150 lph out there as a guideline to not go below!
What SPI packet?
Arbitration about what? I'm current employee. Is this just for former employees. When did you get this? Not in my mail today. Thanks.
Has anyone gotten the new pay plan packet yet?
I haven't gotten any information at all regarding a new pay plan. Was the first of this sent out to ME's only. It seems that only MQ ME's have mentioned anything about their pay.
I have a hard time believing that MQ HR would call EACH and EVERY MT. Do you know how many phone calls and how much time that would take to accomplish. They probably hired temporary employees again to do this calling, as they did when the new benefits package was rolling out to work on the benefits hotline!
If ANY of you receive any letter/packet/phone call about a new pay plan, PLEASE post for us. TIA
The dreaded packet
The imail actually said to call them at the number given if you didn't RECEIVE the packet by 10/7.
So, you got your packet today?
I didn't get mine yet! Does it say the requirements for part-time versus full-time?
Did you read in the MQ packet where it said...
Based on 39 hour 7 day work week? Or 24 hour 7 day work week? But doesn't explain what that means in detail. Also the part about OT being only after 40 hour scheduled work week? And how about if the HOLIDAY falls on your SCHEDULED WORK DAY you will now be REQUIRED TO WORK IT, but we'll give you 1.5 times holiday pay. and you have to have 150 per hour over 8 hours on a regular work day for employee status, or 100 for the new status. My God, a little more money but much more restriction,big brothering, too much you have to do this and you have to do that. I want it back to the way it was. I don't want holiday pay and I'll be damned if I am gonna work 8 hours on Christmas for it. Some things you can't pay enough for. This is exactly why I left my old company 5 years ago to go home to Medquist. I will be looking around now ASAP.
They are eliminating the SE category. A wise move if you ask me.
Part time is anything less than 39 hours.
Full time was an expected 150 lines per hour.
Has anyone been informed of a pay cut in their MQ packet? nm
it says and i quote from the packet
in front of me" if you experience unscheduled downtime you will be paid at the hourly downtime rate". for more info go toQnet. Why would I make it up?? But what does "unscheduled" mean??? I know now that my CSC archives on a certain day and I can't transmit for an hour. Maybe they will have scheduled downtime that we have to work around?? Don't know and too tired to look at Qnet todayso don't ask me.
MQ packet confusion
I also live in NE and I have not received my PACKET let alone the pre-packet phone call. What is going on here?
Quote: I was told by Q-News the packets are coming out Oct. 7th.
No, you were told by Q-News that if you did NOT receive a packet by 10/7 to contact them. One would deduce that means you will receive them in the first week of October. I live on the east coast, not far from the corporate headquarters and got mine on Saturday. I'm guessing the mailing likely went out in mass, so it will depend on the USPS as to when yours arrives.
you will get a schedule with your packet.
Former Cymeders, did you get your SPi packet?
What are your thoughts? That whole arbitration agreement has me a little concerned. I am taking the whole packet to my attorney before I do anything.
I got ANOTHER packet today!
This is getting ridiculous! The thing took up my whole mailbox! I haven't worked for them in 7 months! I was so annoyed that I e-mailed HR once again and demanded that they remove me from their list of employees and stop all contact with me immediately.
This packet we just received is merely
supplemental ins. That is what AFLAC is; it is not a primary insurance coverage. They do have other insurance, from what I hear, and if full coverage is needed, you do need to talk to Vicki in the office!!! I hear it is kinda pricy, though...
no mail packet here
I thought so, too, but only got email attachments. Had major problems opening some of them. Finally able to print and mail via snail mail. I didn't bother to send express/overnight so hope 5 days were enough to get them there on time. I'm PT and get no benefits but had to sign to decline insurance, etc, anyway. I'm just glad to get it done.
MQ Phone call/Packet
Got the call and yes the packet is suppose to be in the mail in OCT--never gave it a thought that each packet might be different--as stated before none of my questions were answered. Read that the Houston office is closing, are they merging with Dallas??? Is there anyone out there still working for the Foxboro office and will they be one of the offices that will be closing in the future???
Attention MQ packet receivers
Is there ANY mention at all about what is happening with SEs? If so, please elaborate. Also, could you give us the new guidelines for part-time versus full-time employee status (# of hours that need to be worked and/or line quotas per pay)?
that horse fromthe packet and
the Qnet rules. tellher to go lookit up.
MQ PACKET INCENTIVE PLAN
could you give me a breakdown of the incentives? If I type 2400 lines a day, what will my incentive be cpl?
If you are talking about the new packet with the Employee
handbook or IC Handbook, I was told they are being sent this week with the W2s and 1099s.
Packet?? Sounds ominous to me.
I got mine in my new hire packet
Love it, very cute and comfy.
Any info in MQ packet about shift differentials?
What is the general opinion about the packet? Good or Bad
Did receive mine yet?
I haven't gotten my packet yet, but my days with them may be numbered....SM
I'm an SE because of the flexibility, like a lot of other people. If I'm required to work a set schedule/lines with someone breathing down my neck, I'm outta there.
I've been on the same account for 3 years and have it down pat...all the silly rules, most of the MANY docs' names, etc. etc. and have had excellent QAs (but no raise, of course). You'd think MQ would value that kind of experience and knowledge...but you'd be wrong!!
No packet or phone call..maybe I'm TOAST!
I dont' care to read the packet anymore.t
I was all a twitter when the letter first came, email, whatever,nervous that I was gonna lose my bennies, worked myself into a lather...now I don't give a ****. Let the chips fall, I'll survive it. I even forgot it was October, thanks for reminding me. 6 days until D day. Whatever..
Are they doing away with SE status altogether now. I didnt get my packet yet. What do they plan
to do with the SE people.
This whole page is about that stupid MQ packet, 3 other topics max. unreal
Thanks so much to all who answered!
It makes it worse when your posts don't get answered either!! But you guys did, and they stayed long enough for me to read!! No, I am not impressed so far. I could have been hitting the job boards myself for a week now!! Happy nearly weekend!
Is MDI-MD the same as MDI? Sorry if this has been answered before. nm
your e/mail and it bounced back to me ???
Sorry nobody has answered.
Landmark - can be great when there is work. As far as I know not steady enough for full time. Pay is not great as they don't pay for spaces. MDI-MD I know they get lots of raves, but I have known some who have not had things go well. I would definitely try them out before leaving Q. Of those I know who did, several are struggling. No experience myself with them. I know from the past, though, that I never leave one before I know the other is all its painted out to be. Best wishes.
I just answered you below.
I have already answered this above. nm
This has already been answered. Only
you can decide. Neither has a great reputation, but Transcend is probably a safer bet than Softscript, but again, only you can decide.
you may just have answered sm
a question for me. I don't work for the same company, but my company just lost the ER part of a huge account. Asked questions for over a month about what was going on and only got the answer that things were slow. Bull! all of a sudden. Finally was told yesterday we lost the biggest part of the ER account which slowed everything down, due to budget restraints.
I am wondering if the ERs went to VR and nobody is telling us. I have come to the conclusion taht all these companies will LIE!
I wish they would figure out that they would be better off to let the MTs know at the beginning what is going on so they could make informed decisions about getting other jobs. So frustrating!
Are you happy now? I answered them all.
I cannot believe you would side with someone who shouts at people for not having any worthwhile input to the questions. People can search the archives for information about ALL the companies listed. Otherwise, Google will bring up any comments made at this and other MT sites. I was not being nasty. Why is it so hard to believe that out of 60-100 views, none of those people worked for XX company? Believe me, honey, I've been plenty nice around here answering technical, newbie and word board questions. You don't shout at people who try to help. THAT is nasty and offensive.
Just answered a question, that's all.
I asked this before and don't think it was answered (sm)
Have you ever heard of or worked for Orion (OMT)? Been offered a job and am considering it.
This question was answered
Please disregard. You already answered. nm