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Lori never paid me and now ETC has not paid my friend.

Posted By: The other TRX poster on 2007-06-26
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Training on the system, not paid, but if you are physically typing reports then you are getting paid
Oh, yea -- PAID, too. Grandmother PAID LEAVE would be a great drawing card to TT !!

Just love that PAID TIME OFF !!

Any company that makes you wait to get paid until they get paid by the client
is not a company you want to get involved with. That's part of being an MTSO, figuring out how to cover your payroll while waiting to get paid. I would stay away!
Is this a live count of lines paid for or same as CTRL I that we do not get paid for ?? nm
Me too.. the outsourced company was paid for and paid me for headers, but OSI does/did not.
I have always paid yearly and have never paid or been assessed a penaltly. nm
Be glad you get paid tomorrow. We are paid on the 1st and the 15th, so sm
since the 1st is on a weekend, we don't get paid until Monday.  It will happen again on the 15th of August …sigh.  It is the only thing I do not like about the company, though, so I guess a few weekends of poverty a year is not too much. 
Is it still being paid on time if you are paid on the 1st and 15th.....
and if the 15th falls on a Saturday getting paid on the 17th?  My bank is open and posts on Saturday that means I am not being paid on the 15th doesn't?  This has happened a lot lately. 
At least you get paid, I would rather be paid late than not at all. Just my 2 cents.
Yea, at least u got paid. Everyone who worked for TSI is STILL waiting to be paid

I don't understand how Jayne cannot pay us.  We have christmas coming up.  I bet her family has a fantastic Christmas because she is using OUR money to pay for it.  I worked so hard for her and I know the other girls did too.  How insulting that she will not return phone calls or emails or PAY us.  How does she look at herself in the mirror knowing that the MTs who did all the work FOR her did not get paid.  She even sent me an email saying I give you my word HAHAHA her word is nothing, obviously.  Well, I will call the attorney for the THIRD time and see what is going on. 

To the poster, at least you got paid even if it was late.  I sincerely hope you get your last check.

Spaces, paid or not paid. Do you know? sm
I just started with a company and when I asked specifically if I would be paid for spaces, they said yes.  When I started using their program I noticed that the line count for each job did not include spaces.  I checked it with more than one program.  I called them and they said there was a glitch in the program that would be fixed.  It has been almost two months now and that glitch is still not fixed.  My checks do not include spaces either.  No one at the company knows what is up.  I can't believe I am the only one at this company who has deduced that they are not paying for spaces.  So, do you check your line counts to see if spaces are included?  You might be in for a surprise.  Man, I am tired of being burned when I am a reliable and honest IC.  Maybe time to do something else.  Thanks for listening.
You get paid when SHE gets paid from the client...sm
I don't like that at all.
Getting paid
You're absolutely right. Since it is part of our jobs, that means we should be paid for it. I'm in total agreement, we are ending up providing a lot of "freebies" MTSOs need to be aware that transcription involves more than just typing lines; there is "research", and the research part, which is actually bigger than the typing part, is not being compensated AT ALL. And GOOD MTSOs and GOOD MTs recognize that. BAD MTSOs and MTs that are truly "lucky" to be employed don't get it. Frustrating, isn't it?
it did say that we get paid if
DEP goes down (at a reduced rate of course to be found on Qnet or some such place). But no mention of what happens when we RUN OUT OF WORK which will be a daily occurrence when everyone starts sitting 39 hours or 24 hours and holidays. You could at least count on work the week after a holiday, not so anymore I guess.
you get paid for
stuff going wrong with DEP platform and you have to go on Qnet to find out the specifics. This packet doesn't address running out of work, if I am wrong someone please come on to correct me.
Not being paid
Wow!!! I was not paid my last paycheck too! I was assured that this NEVER happens and they were very sorry, etc. When I asked where my paycheck was - their response was what pay are you expecting? I did get may pay, and since then I have not had a problem... but now reading what you said about MTs not getting paid on other boards that makes me very nervous - family to feed, mortgage to pay, on and on and on.
Do you mean not paid at all?
Getting paid
Hi Everyone,  I'm new to this forum and very happy I heard about you.  I work for a company who has a big problem paying on time as well as the correct amt.  The initials are BT (maybe the same B listed in a previous posting). They advertised for a $1500 sign on bonus, but I cannot get anyone to return my Emails or phone calls regarding this.  They also advertise 24/7 Tech and management support, that's a joke.  The manager has never even been an MT.  If you want to discuss things with this manager, they blow you off.  But the company advertises that they care about their MTs.  Obviously, I'm looking elswhere, but cannot believe this continues to go on with these companies and nothing is done.  When I find something else, I will write to MT Daily and tell them what happened.  They are a reputable website and I do not think they would appreciate all the false advertising this company is doing.  Any suggestions and/or advice is welcome.
Really? They paid me 9 cpl (sm)
this past September, but it was still impossible to make any money given the horrendously bad platform, IMO.
They paid 9 cpl (sm)
to my friend, but it was a horrible place to work: NO communication whatsoever (she was without work for 1-1/2 weeks, unable to contact anybody via email or phone), had to work on clunky DOS program via the hospital with laggy web server, so unable to do more than 100 lph, and they paid with paper checks, often late. Couldn't understand how she could be considered an IC with the company calling all the shots like that (ICs use their equipment, programs, not the hospital's), so I told her to file the forms with the IRS and Dept of Labor to get the situation reviewed; don't know if she ever did.
I get paid...
3200/mo (hourly/incentive) as a remote hospital employee on 1 job. Approximately 2800/mo (production) on another job.

Dang, doesn't look like any of us sleep.
How much are you getting paid per cpl?

That seems like an awful lot of money to be making unless you're getting a high rate. Most offers I see are avg .07-8. Highest I've seen is .10. What companies pay high rates? I'd really be interested. My company went out of business. I was making .13 cpl, but at 80 characters w/o spaces, which is still higher than .075 for 65 characters with spaces. I just accepted a position at that rate and am concerned about my income. I was earning about $25 an hour, which will now be cut 20% at this new rate plan. I only have 2 years experience with medical transcribing, but have been a typist for many, many years.

Any direction would be appreciated.

I'm not a CMT, but I get paid as if I was. nm
I have not been paid either
I started in January and still have yet to be paid. I have started filing against them in small claims.
I have not been paid
And I started in January. Steer clear.
They never paid me and they lie a lot too.
What a joke that company is.
I have been paid for three
hope to make more.  The referral program just restarted and I know of one MT who is currently looking.  The bonus is paid after 90 days and they now will pay a referral for either full time or part time.
Not getting paid
I just heard word that a big client did not pay them on time so that's why the employees are not getting paid. They should have told the employees that, but maybe they were afraid everybody would leave. Who knows.........
When we get paid!
I noticed that too, and wondered about the when or could it be an if?
many MTs get paid this
Did you get paid?
Email me off line if not, for a suggestion.
I got paid
the most unprofessional company I have ever seen. Stay far far far away. Everybody is quitting anyway and they pay on the l-o-w side.
I cannot get paid from them either.
My lawyer has contacted, or tried to contact them, and the owner will not return his calls.  They should be shut down.  If there are 2 of us, there HAVE to be more.
You could send them a letter stating that you will be contacting the physician/group you did the work for and they may be called to testify in court. Another thing that works is contacting the group or physician you did work for and ask them if they still use the company and let them know that you did not get paid and that doctor/doctors may be called to testify in court. They hate that but it does produce results.
How often are you paid?
Every week, other week, etc?

D&L still have not paid up
They owe me over six weeks worth of work... they have not paid a lot of us and I was not with the big account they lost... I was an IC and they bounced my pay checks and then kept saying its in the mail nothing but liars... As soon as I quit, they refused to pay me.  I sure hope the talk of the PA Labor board is real.. I dont live in PA... They know that they are not going to pay any of us.  They should be in put out of business.  DON'T work for them, they are con-artists.  Very very dishonest people For those of you who don't know there names are John and Donna Marino.  Their daughter works for them too! 
Has anyone gotten paid by D&L yet?

just wondering, I have not gotten paid yet!!

not paid yet
I got a reply on Sept 7 saying Accounting would be back on Monday.  They will stop the check (that I never received......again) and they would issue me a new check.  Folks, this is only for $50.  The other check that bounced was only for $150.....and the replacement check for that bounced too!   I haven't worked for them since August 1 and still trying to collect.
You can get paid
$9 an hour at Target!! What a snarky little witch!

$9 an hour for editing ANYTHING is insulting and ridiculous. Wonder if anyone is desperate enough to do it?
Pay to get paid
It actually sounds like a form of intimidation to force people not to go outside the box.
MDI ? Regarding what we do and do not get paid for
I'm being told that with MDI we have to search their rooster for docs and cc addresses that we do not get paid for..  The only way to get paid for it is to type it in manually AFTER you've had to search for it online.  Is this true?  Why would they expect us to spend time looking up an address in their system without being paid for it?  Also when you add the template in from the buttons on Bayscribe, are we not paid for those as well???  thanks
How often do you get paid at MDI-MD?
Is it weekly, biweekly, monthly?
Should be paid more for ESL but not. So why put
Getting Paid
I am so mad right now.  My last day with my former company was this past Sunday, the same day that was the end of our pay period and we were due to submit our timesheets to our immediate supervisors.  Now, I submitted my timesheet ON TIME with my correct hours on it, including two sick days and a week of vacation that were approved by my supervisor.  Now, this morning, I check my bank account and they only deposited not even a 10th of my pay into my account.  So, I call HR and the gentleman tells me he will have to talk to payroll about it, it may be on my next check (which is two weeks from now).  I don't feel this is fair at all seeing as I submitted my timesheet on time.  I feel in return, they could at least pay me what I am owed ON TIME.  Has anyone else ever had this problem?  And if you did, what did you do???
MTs not getting paid???

 I have been reading posts regarding Ascend not paying their people and being that I just got a job with them and needless to say I am scared ****less right now. Are you people NOT getting paid or what is the story...I cannot make heads or tails out of these posts, as I came in after the picture started. Please, someone reassure me! So far, they seem like a great well organized company...I am wrong?

How do you know everyone is paid the same?

First of all, QA/QC (whatever you prefer) should be paid hourly industry wide.  The fact that most companies are trying to pay per line is another example of corporate greed that is rampant throughout transcription services. 

Secondly, we were not laid off because we were paid too much.  We were laid off so they could pay people like you peanuts to do my job not even half as well or send it over to India.

Thirdly, start counting because your days are number.  If you think you're safe, think again.  A lot of us didn't see the coming, got no notice, and BAM, we're canned.

I can't believe you would want to work for, let alone DEFEND, a company that would treat its employees like this. 

In the end, all I can say is that I got what I deserved, I guess.  I was a sell out.  I had misgivings about working for a company that I absolutely KNEW offshored, not just offshored, they are an INDIAN owned company and predominantly Indian employed company.  I ignored the little voice in my head.  I ignored my convictions and justified accepting this position because I have two kids to feed and they were offering me excellent money.

I am ashamed.  I won't make the same mistake again.  If a company offshores, they don't care about you or me.  They don't care about American MTs at all.  I was lied to and I chose to believe the lies because I wanted to believe them.  I wanted this too good to be true job to be true when I knew in my heart it wasn't.

If you know you don't get paid for it then
don't work it. We can only work OT if preapproved. If you are workign more than your 40 hours and you know it is not approved in advance, I don't think there is much you can do about it.
Getting paid...or not

Been there, done that, got screwed. It usually means that the company does not have the financial stability to set aside funds to cover payroll if client is late on paying or does not pay at all, A BIG RED FLAG. If you take this job, you are putting yourself at risk of not being paid on a regular basis and, if anything happens on the client's end financially, you are out the money you worked hard for. Legal recourse is very difficult due to signing a contract that states ...assuming payment received from client.

Just something to think about from someone who has been there, stupidly twice, and will never sign a contract containing this clause again.

Good Luck in whatever you decide. You can email me for specific questions to ask employer to help you decide whether or not to sign such a contract.  


anybody else from JLG not get paid yet?
wish they would reinstate direct depsit
IC not getting paid
Right before Thanksgiving, I received an email from the boss stating that pay would be delayed and that she would let us know how long it would be. Three days later, still no word. Someone wrote to her by email and she responded that an IC should not expect to be paid on time and that she has up to 30 days to pay us. I am worried that her finances cannot cover payroll. Any advice?