The payroll dept isn't exactly qualified. There's no accountant on staff. sm
Posted By: bubbs on 2006-05-27
In Reply to: I did that years ago along with the law. They said - sm
I wish they would just let ADP or something similar handle it. So many things are incorrect so often, taxes, PTO pay missing, etc.
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Have you tried their payroll dept???
The staff and the attitudes of the staff. Very helpful, cheerful. (sm)
They seem to work extremely hard to balance everything out, enough work, enough MTs and always making sure they let the MTs know they are a valuable asset to the company. That means a lot. Not to mention the bennies are pretty good, too.
Should have been accountant -
Get an accountant - best advice I can give you. nm
To Winnie - I do my own taxes not an accountant
I fill out Schedule SE which is the social security and medicare tax form. However I have thought about hiring an accountant if I am paying too much or tax that I don't need to be paying.
It is normal contact accountant
if the corporation is legit (has filed with the state and is active) and that corporation is paying you for services than they have the right before paying you to have either your social security number or ein number if you are incorporated. At the end of the year that company will send you a 1099 and you will have to pay whatever taxes on those funds you earned. There are advantages to both you and the corporation by having you as a IC. You are now able to write-off more things than a traditional employee being paid w-2. As long as the company does not demand that you be available at certain times than you would not be considered an employee.
No, just someone who is not an accountant. Responsible for 200+ employees, ICs in several states. No
Best advice I can give is talk with your accountant. sm
If you don't have one, seek one out. They would be the best source of reliable tax information.
No kidding! She shoulda fired her accountant, or perhaps hired one.
who think they are qualified because they
were nurses, medical assistants or just have kids who are sick all the time and know all the medical/lab terms! Deliver me!
I am not qualified to
set a rate of pay for an MT who does try to do the job properly. I can tell you this, that googling words should only be used to verify and existence of that word. You should then check a medical dictionary or website for proper spelling, pl., singular, etc. I have not been doing this for long, but I am determined to become good at it. I spend a great deal of time to research a word only to be frustrated when I can not find it. The positive is that where I am employed I do receive feedback. Sometimes it takes a day or so; but, when I receive it I read it all the way through, make notes, file it away for future reference all on my own dime.
maybe you are over-qualified!!??
consider yourself over-qualified, and
lucky that you didn't end up working for them! It may have been a blessing in disguise!! act like a duck, and let it slide off :)
You wouldn't be a qualified IC if they did.
my qualified opinion
is the *conspiracy* theories regarding other companies is much more far-fetched than the simple fact that not everyone had a good experience at KS. Allow others to state to their experience without feeling personally attacked - it is part of being an adult - the world is not defined by you and your *feelings* - tears and hysterics aside.
and is qualified for not much more than being a greeter at Walmart
MTSOs, on a scale of 1 to 10, how qualified are
I'm just wondering if you are able to hire most of the people who are applying, or if there are a lot of underqualified MTs out there.
I am QUALIFIED to make my statements because....
I worked with these people for years and saw how they treat others. It means absolutely nothing to people in the managment of SPI to fire people or lay them off or just take your work and send it to India or Manila. Don't think for one second that your job is safe. They are all about numbers...Its a numbers game...meaning revenues.
The Philippine Telecommunication company did not get to be a company worth over $100 billion US dollars by paying labor to US employees. They know that by taking US jobs and sending them to India or Manila will increase their profit margins 25-35% minimally. Don't think for one second they will not do this.
The Indian companies are much better than they were. The Manila location has finally gotten it right. They will be able to transition your jobs smoothly without compromising quality or TAT. THAT'S FRIGHTENING TO SAY BUT TRUE!
They have also geared themselves with the strongest voice recognition product on the market.
So, let's take a look at the overall picture:
1. People resources available offshore. YES...thousands.
2. Ability to transition and carry out smoothly.....YES
3. Voice recognition geared to take over.....YES
4. Qualified editors in Manila........YES
5. Production MTs in India......YES
6. Large hospital organizations not afraid to offshore......YES
I dont know guys....what else does it take to paint the picture for you. You are all smart people....figure it out!
Because they don't hire qualified ACs in the first place
They try to promote their friends/relatives and when they find out they don't have real management skills they replace them with another friend/relative.
If you have to apply you aren't qualified
I have a nice one too, but qualified for it 4 years ago when I did well as an MT at a hospital.
each and every month. I have invested so much in this car, I don't see how I can give it up... lots of working with the lender, etc. They don't understand about outsourcing hospitals and services, they don't understand about not making rent or car payment. They only care about breaking legs if you don't make a payment. So I keep in close touch with them. This way, I have my leg available for the foot pedal, so when I do have work, I can to pay the bill.
Maybe in your case. As for me, I have many years acute care and am well qualified.
Keystrokes - How do they notify you if you qualified for vacation time? Thanks! nm
Gosh.. really a "former" insurance clerk. I cannot believe you qualified for such a honored po
Wow, an insurance clerk. What kind of education do you need for that. I feel your best suited for a position that would include working as the spelling police. Some people.. You should get a life!
There are so many hits on the job board for jobs that I wonder if people are qualified that respond
or just send in a resume if they are not. Would be interesting to hear from some of these companies what type of response they are getting.
no way you are not in QA dept yourself
Any big changes at OSI QA Dept?
I took prolonged maternity leave and would go back to OSi but only if they have a different QA Dept. since summer of 2005. I never recommend OSI to anyone and I would never return unless that has changed.
Where is the HR dept?
Sounds like you are from the QA Dept--
in order for you to make ASSumptions of what my working experience at OSi was like. This is EXACTLY the kind of attitude most of the people I have dealt with at OSI have. You have just demonstrated my point, thank you.
Okay then BS, get it together. Your dept has been hit the hardest with
You might want to get busy.
FLO'S QA DEPT STILL IN TROUBLE
So many QA people are getting fired, and she is still hiring replacements for them long before they have a clue that they are about to get the ax. She is not keeping anyone who knows more than she does.
Speaking of which, did you see the email about the account manager position? Only 2 years experience as an MT is required. Two years experience. Unbelievable! Cheap-cheap-cheap.
That is what is wrong with OSi. Nobody is qualified to do their uppity jobs, including the QA Director, except the MTs, who continue to lose work to India via outsourcing!!!!
If DOL is all your HR dept will take, then anyone stating here they could
Perhaps you should just give it up if you are not willing to call and/or see an attorney for yourself. lol
What companies use ADP for their HR dept? nm.
Why not call and ask the HR Dept???
I went into a radiology dept. for a few years.
It was good for my self-esteem for one thing, got me up out of bed with the rest of the world, dressed nicely and out of the house with the morning traffic. Mingling with the masses was great also. Was surprised on how much info we can pick up just by chatting with whoever is beside us whereever we are. The office politics is what took the joy out of it for me. Favoritism, unfair distribution of work, etc plus the gossip behind each others back. I tried to keep to myself but some women simply insist on infiltrating your boundaries and if you refuse, are considered not a team member (being a team member is big in the work place these days; in my dept., it was more important that quality/quantity of work, reliability, ethics. I watched one woman get creamed during evaluations because she was a Debbie Downer, a personality trait that she could do nothing about.
thanks for the support, Labor Dept. did say ... sm
that they will investigate and they will get compensation for me on lost investment earnings. MW sent me a check for what they withheld from my pay but denied my request for 4% interest that I would have gotten in my money market account. I truly hope this is just my problem and not the other 133 participants in MW's 401(k) plan. I have not been in the plan long enough to be vested so their contributions don't matter to me personally.
Yes, the main transcription dept at DBO. sm
Run, MT, Run! Anyone considering working there should SERIOUSLY reconsider, especially as long as LC is still the dept supervisor. That's the whole problem right there and always has been - HER.
Don't know for sure but it is HUGE - so they must have an oncology dept.
Tell her to file a complaint with Dept SM
of Labor and let them tell the Dept. of Labor that.
Every state's Dept. of Labor has...sm
rules and regulations re. unfair labor practices. I don't just mean the BS with the IC and set schedule baloney. What about:
1. Requiring an employee to work a set schedule of hours, but not being paid for your time, just the actual lines produced during those hours.
2. Being told during your set, scheduled shift/hours (which you're not being paid for, remember?) that, sorry, no work or work is slow, but you can't take the day off, because, what if everybody decided to take the day off. Ergo, must sit glued to seat until work comes in. Needless to say, line quota not able to be met in the specific schedule you're bound to but not paid for.
3. Told at end of week you must make up line quota or, (take your choice):
a) Lose bennies for that month.
b) Expect a phone call (who is paying whose phone bill? I know who's paying mine, and that's why the Almight invented voicemail).
c) You lose job w/o cause... it's in agreement, after all. Hire Indians or other US MTs who are desperate and who'll work for $0.01 less than you are.
d) We take your first-born (That's next.. with what they are allowed to get by with).
Dept of Labor and All Other Agencies
PAYROLL ISSUES: Visit the web site of your state DOL. The federal DOL has hired 3,000 to handle the overflow of complaints. Complete paperwork for a complaint, send registered mail, then give them a followup call. They DO follow up.
EEOC: Discrimination by disability, age, gender, race, religion, etc. They have hired thousands of new mediators to handle case overload and are approving more cases for trial than ever before.
RETIREMENT FUND FRAUD: Visit the ERISA web site; they act fast and audit anonymously and take this issue absolutely seriously. They also represent you legally.
SOFTWARE LICENSING VIOLATIONS: Illegal software installed on your PC by employer can get YOU in trouble. Contact the BSA (Business Software Alliance) with any questions. They take online complaints either anonymously or, if you want to be placed on the reward list, they will audit your computer and if there is a licensing violation, reporters receive from $5,000 to $100,000 in rewards for reporting illegal or unlicensed software use. BSA investigates for Microsoft as well as any other proprietary NON-public software.
INSURANCE EXCLUSION/FRAUD: ERISA and state DOL. Also, look up the consumer protection agencies in your state; there may be an additional Insurance Commission.
Keep a diary, keep good, accurate records (dates, times, calls, emails); this information will prove to be priceless :)
Excuse me, my co's IT dept is in Nashville and sm
Seattle. Don't say that the majority has IT support out of India, because it's not true. Even Spheris (with a large presence in India) does IT out of Franklin, TN.
rad dept at the hospital I worked at
everything was automatic and errors throughout; no one cares anymore.... . it's sad in a lot of ways... . needless to say, I no longer go to that hospital ; they can forget it; I wouldn't send my worst enemy there; yes it's that bad....
Check with Dept. of Labor. We are in sm
no way considered pieceworkers. Unemployment may not see it that way, but we are officially classified by the US Dept of Labor as a class of employees who need to make at least minimum wage no matter what.
Had many friends in the QA dept who all left about the same time.
AND...yes, I do believe them!
Call the medical records dept there. Sm
I did a bit of this account, too, but my primary was a sister hospital. Loved it.
Dept. of Labor phone number
For Labor Dept, your point of contact depends on where you live I believe. The number to start with is 866-444-3272. Good luck, and please post if you learn anything new. This has been going on for me for nearly a year and not resolved.
I guess my point about the Labor Dept....sm
in my attempt at humor was not clear. I reported this to the Labor Dept. over a year ago and we are close to a resolution, but it is taking this long. I don't allow a company to steal from me without making a lot of noise, believe me!
Apply for OSI QA dept if you cain't spell
That's so illegal - turn them in to Dept of Labor. How can they sm
doctor your time sheet? You mean you don't have any way to verify your HOURS worked? that's scary.
IC Paychecks-check with Fed Labor Dept
Having been an IC for over 15 years and working for places where pay was sent when they felt like it (including 2 large hospitals in my area) I checked with the Federal Labor Department to see what my recource was. Employers have 30 days from date of invoice to pay subcontractors/ICs, after that you have to send them a letter demanding payment. You have no recourse as a self employed person. I am happy where I am right now (as happy as I can be in this business) pay is always in my acct when it is supposed to be (except for Ike last week and we were kept apprised the whole time.)