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I received the e-cards as well - sm

Posted By: MDI-MT on 2006-01-01
In Reply to: Haven't seen anything mentioned, but have any long-term MDI-MD SE's received anything for X-Ma - Old-MT

I'll bet we have the same liason! I really like her and thought it was very thoughtful of her to take the time to do this.

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Those mag cards!

Forgot about them.  Those sucker were huge!

Another thing, I told my daughter about what my doc said this morning and guess what she told me?  She said when she goes to her doc she is given a laptop and has to fill out her own record.  She said it takes just about forever, which is probably what is going to happen with a lot of the EMRS.  Can you just imagine the mistakes that can produce.  She said then the doctor just reads the computer and doesn't ask any questions.  I never................  Is this what health care is going to come to?  Next we'll probably have the computer making the diagnosis and prescribing treatment and never even see a physician.

Transcend does more than Thank you cards...
We get it - you are unhappy. I love the company and many others do. There are a lot of companies out there. Why do you stay?
cards are cheap... and so is the thought.
Have gotten cards from them svl times over the years. nm
I work for MQ and have never gotten a x-mas bonus, only cards. sm
Not even from the company they acquired 8 years ago.

I really doubt a company this big can give x-mas bonuses. With over 6,000 employees that is a lot of money to fork over. Plus with Philips Electronics wanting out of MQ, do not think even higher ups will get bonuses this year.
My company sent us E-CARDS this year. sm
They were too cheap to spring for a an actual paper holiday card with postage.
A freaking email card. Yeah, no gift card attached to that baby, either.

Ah, yesssss. Cards. I usually toss em right away,
I do hang onto the blank envelopes to use for sending things like homemade get-well cards, thank-you cards, etc. to friend. And my kittens are having a ball with the box the now-shattered coffee mug came in. It's all good. Almost.
Also Christmas cards, etc., should have been taken care of way before the accts
One gave small gift cards ($25). Another...
sent homemade cookies/candy. Another one, nothing. Current one sends out a big gift box of various stuff. Actual signifant cash money? Never for me.

Do they owe us anything? No. I don't think so.
Maybe we'll get Ramadan cards next year.
I used to do HR for an MTSO and sometimes cards took a while but the coverage was in place. sm
if they have taken the deductions out, don't panic. With the holidays and the way they fell this year with Thanksgiving and Christmas so close, a lot of companies were closed a lot. My SIL works for MetLife and they were closed all but 2 days each week between holiday parties and actual holidays, so perhaps that is what the holdup is. The insurance card is important but you are covered without it if you have been paying!
Spheris --sending out recruitment post cards?

Any one else get these things?  Don't they offshore?  I could have swore I saw some things on here about them running out of work. 

Just wondering

Did you ever get anything? I'm perplexed why some people got just cards, some got card and gift c
and some of us nothing.  I can't imagine they forgot some people but it's starting to look that way. Oh well, at least we have work.
I so totally relate! I go back to the days of mag-cards,
I took a Wang course at the local Jr. College because my boss said they were getting one. Suffered through a year of typical school garbage: a semester of 'The History of Word Processing'; a semester of classroom work for Wang information; then another semester of lab -- made all the more exasperating because the PC I'd been assigned to kept breaking down on my lab nights. Ah, yes. The good old days.

But at least back then, a person could rent an apartment and fill their refrigerator on what we were paid. Remember that? Nowadays it's nothing but a distant memory...............
Yes I did. I thought it was an oversight on their part to not send cards, guess not.
Transcend is playing games, giving gift cards
and doing contests (poetry) and others. There is a contest for a big screen TV.

Transcend cares about its employees
Last year, from Keystrokes we got Blockbuster gift cards for Christmas and for MT week sm
we got candles and candy. I always get a birthday card too, which is very nice.
Nothing from Transcend, although I heard others got gift cards or at least a card. I've worked th
several years so if it was just a case of being forgotten that is still pretty pathetic. How do you forget your employees, especially when you get junk bulk mail from there regarding nothing that involves you..but at Christmas you were forgotten. Oh well, I have work and for that I am grateful so I'll be nice...
Merry Christmas to you too! I think it is great that Transcend sends out gift cards to employees.
I wonder how many other companies do that. Let's see, with over 1000 transcriptionists that is 25,000.

Again, thank you Transcend!
Xmas coming. New company, thinking about sending Xmas cards. (sm)

Thought about just sending one to the office in general, is this tacky?  I actually am in contact with some of them more than my direct supervisor. 

How do you all handle this, if you send cards at all, that is.  This is a fairly small, very family oriented type company.  If I were still with MQ you can bet I wouldn't even though my supervisors over the years did always send out a card to me on Xmas.  I just never felt very festive when I was working there.

I received one of those once-sm
I read through the whole thing before realizing what the heck this applicant was doing. At first, I thought she accidentally sent me some patient's report!
Yup, you definitely should have received it. It's on 2/29 at 2 PM CST
I would contact Vicky in the office if you never received the e-mail because it is a mandatory conference.
I received from
the old payroll company but not the new.
Any MDI-MD MTs received W2's?
I had mine by this time last year, just wondering if anyone else has rec'd theirs yet, and if I should check into it...
No. The only letter I have received is the
September 2nd letter announcing the upcoming Rewards Plan.

Yes, if ASR pay is being reduced that is a pay cut. It is A pay cut. The above post made implication that there was a pay cut across the board, "... the pay cut ...".

I just don't see a need to be careless with that kind of assumption.

I have received nothing about the ASR reduction. However, I do not do ASR and it may have only gone to those MTs.

At least you received a reply! SM
I tested almost two weeks ago and still no word.  I find a lot of the companies just don't ever get in touch anymore.  That's just rude! 
You already received 3 answers below .. maybe that's all there is? nm
received the email, nm
received the email
I have never really received more money for it BUT if you want to do
it for yourself, do it! I have been able to get other jobs other than MT just by having it because whether or not it means anything to other MTs, it always looks good to have a professional credential after your name if you are in any kind of mentoring position, QA, or management. I wanted it because I wanted to expand what I did and even though it might not have been required, it looks credible. Nothing wrong with doing it for yourself for no reason at all. It is a difficult test and to take it and pass it makes you feel good inside. Some companies do pay a differential per line or for doing QA can reap you more per hour. Again it is a personal choice and no it does not make you a better MT but it certainly makes you feel like you have accomplished something. We need things like feelings of accomplishment in what we do for a living. It's the only credential our field offers and I see nothing wrong with wanting to get it. Go for it and good luck.
I also received a computer

today and will be starting soon. I am really looking forward to it.  So far, everyone has been very professional and kind.  I like the fact that they take the time and go through the expense of mailing a professionally done packet of new hire paperwork and then providing the means for you to send it back to them via fed ex.  Most companies email you tons of attachments that you have to use up a ton of ink to print out...then they expect you to fax it all back...which if you don't own a fax, you have to pay lots to fax 10-20 pages.  The company seems very organized.  They even sent FedEx labels for me to keep just in case I have to return the equipment for any reason.  I hope that things continue to go well and hopefully, I have found my home.

I know that Spheris offshores however, I feel that US MTs will always be in high demand, because there will always be hospitals/docs who refuse to have their work done by overseas MTs. 

Has anyone who received the mass
emailing from Keystrokes received the promised phone call yet?  I have not and am just wondering
I am one of a # of people who received SM

a check equal to about 4 months' pay from them for avoiding overtime pay.  That is no rumor.  That FACT was investigated by the Pennsylvania Dept of Labor and Diskriter was forced to pay out rightfully owed overtime pay because they repeatedly, verbally and in writing, demanded mandatory overtime and made statements that we were to only write in 40 hours for that week or face disciplinary action.

FACT.  Not rumor.

Received the Same Offer
Do you mind if I ask who you work for?
Pay? Yeah right - you never received your pay.
Don't even go there - they cannot even pay on time or even let you know that it is going to be late - even when it is Christmas time of all times.  They are very bad, disorganized and the rudest people ever.  Stay far away.
I received a gift as well. s/m
I really appreciated it as I have only been working for this company for a few months.  It's nice to be remembered at all.
I haven't received it. Please try again.
I received one this week

It had some interesting comments about hospitals and costs of transcription as well as pay for MTs not rising since 1998, which is what I had noticed more or less.

I also see one of their top people mentioned is a former supervisor of mine at MQ.  She was very nice.  Perhaps I'll apply there!

I havent received anything. nm
I sent resume and received no
invitation to test, response or acknowledgment.

So, if this is a scam, what is the catch? What would anyone want with a bunch of MT resumes? If it is a joke, I supose there could be some sick humor there, but what's the punchline? I still don't get the point of something like this.
I received mine.....
I had my computer before the phone call.  I had to set it up before training. 
no email received
can you provide more info?
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...
Yes, I received my payment
Yes, I have received my payment as promised. 
Has anyone received a TransTech W2 yet? I know
a lot of us received an email
asking when we would be able to have an interview--NOTHING, NADA after that.

Has anyone from Transtech received their W2?
I have not received by W2 yet from Spheris. Has anyone? nm
I received several e-mails sm
privately stating some of the same things the others had said. These e-mails are all from experienced MTs with 20+ years experience. I would agree with your post IF the e-mail I had gotten from the recruiter hadn't been worded so strangely. She was very very nice but it was obvious this was a problem with her higher up and she did not agree with it. Its ok but it does aggravate me that they are taking up so many MTs time with their testing and not being up front. I would rather they say they are slow than make up something. I can't say as I would feel comfortable working for a company that would lie up front. I am glad you have a great experience there though. Any job in this economy is a blessing! BTW from the time these posts were done yesterday until this morning, I have had a job offer I think I am going to take. Thanks for your post.
just received and accepted a sm
offer from Landmark Transcription.  So far, they sounded most like the company that would fit me.  i want to be an IC and only want part-time so it works for me.  Thanks for all the tips everyone puts out there on companies.  There is more positive about Landmark than negative.  I am anxious to get starte again.
I received a call from someone

today who I thought was Landmark as I had sent them a resume some time back, and she said Landmark at the beginning of the conversation. Later on in the conversation I found out Landmark had given them my resume.  It was for a place called Cornerstone in Wyoming. There are openings for ER accounts, Chartscript experience required.  You might give them a try.  Maybe that will help get you into Landmark though my wanting to work there has changed since I found out they are in the practice of giving (or selling) resumes. 

The pay was pitiful (or so I thought) for an IC position (8 cents).  They said they were flexible on the hours, but you had committed hours. 

I can see how people take low paying jobs though if they need the experience, but it does effect the rest of us.  These companies will keep going as low as they can.  They have no bottom so pretty soon it will look like we are doing community service. 

I received a reply this a.m. (sm)

However, they stated they are only hiring for second and third shifts at this time.  Unfortunately, that won't work for me...

Good luck to you and congrats!