You bill 30 days behind, and they snail mail it so it's late - about 40 days from invoice
Posted By: Lee IMperfect on 2008-04-23
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No way jose - they even messed up their direct deposit payments
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yes, and then give is a couple days for snail-mail...after that - ask again. NM
They pay 21 days after receipt of invoice....
Time for a registered letter to them with a copy of your invoice for payment within 10 days or
That is what I just said. !0 days PTO, period. That includes vacation, sick days and personal days
They should have paid holidays so that you are paid if you take off. Also should inculde extra hours for sick days and personal days.
That annual raise of .002 is kind of a joke especially when at the same time they upped the minimum line requirement from 10,000 lines to 12,000 lines.
OSi just does not have the qualified people in management positions that I wish to work for.
I am glad that you are happy at OSi and all is working out for you. Their dishonesty and the way they treat people just does not work for me.
Of course they can get by cheaply by hiring unqualified people so that is very good for the owners.
I think getting a paycheck 5 days late qualifies as a problem. nm
No, but one place would do it after we sent a copy of the bill with our invoice, or mailed it
x-press - it's not all that great - heard they are paying late these days also
Is it okay to not receive any mail from the office for a few days at a time? (sm)
Just wanted to make sure I wasn't missing something. Had been getting memos quite frequently and now nothing since last week. Didn't want to call the office and look like a boob, so thought I would check here first. TIA.
Approximately 3 days ago, I believe....feel free to E-mail me...nm
Maybe she/he works 14 hour days/7 days a week? nm
how do you get a newsletter, through snail mail nm
I get my check on Monday or Tuesday by snail mail . sm
After bring home peanuts from MQ, it is worth the wait!
email for the direct deposit, snail mail for
Would that be 5 business days or 5 regular days?
So when are we going to be paid this time around since you're so knowledgable?
Sorry, but for some of us a day or 2 actually makes a difference.
Most want 20 hours over 5 days, but it could be more, or it could be spread over 4 days. nm
Correction - TH has 5 PTO days 1st year/10 days 2nd yr
Axolotl within 30 days. Transolutions in 60 days. NM
It is true. Any job has its good days and bad days.
Perhaps you'd like to just keep your old job and try this one out. Just because a poster here is crabbing about it, or even if as in the past there have been negative posts, odds are that there are very happy people who don't even post or know that this board exists. As Alice says. Everything is relative. The fact that this company is hiring and pays may be a place which is a blessing. As opposed to digging ditches on day labor for example. Or somebody might prefer digging ditches. This is just an example. Sometimes we who are employable, even though we don't make as much as we used to in this business, or as much as we would like to, we still if working at home do not pay for gas to go to work, career clothes, deal with office politics, have to look at a boss who writes us up if we are a minute late, etcetera. I don't make half as much as I used to, but I don't send my 3 children to day care which by the way saves us money. SO I remind my husband I am worth that in addition to my salary if I had a job outside. No job is perfect. I am not even sure if Focus is any good or not, I have not worked there. But if one poster says there are good days and bad, I say that is the most honest answer you are going to get anywhere, and if you need a job badly, how is it to hurt trying it out, until you know for sure for yourself? THanks for listening. But sometimes this board gets to be a bit much with the agendas of people railing on other people like the OP here who just wanted all opinions instead of just one side. Balance is always great. And, if things seem lop-sided, then it is a good thing to seek out both sides. IMHO.
I think they would. Those are good days for 10-hour days. sm
I have a set schedule but it is Tues-Sat and it works well for me. It wouldn't hurt to ask!
90 days is correct. 3 days off 1st year, 10 during 2nd.
Were the 2 days weekend days? sm
They expect everyone to work a weekend day. Their definition of team player is to actually work 6 or 7 days a week. One might consider it if the pay was there & she gave out some decent work. It is the ideal place to work if you are a workaholic with no life.
11 days is more than you would get inhouse...usually 10 days.
We have the convenience of working at home and yet you want MORE than what inhouse positions offer?
Ask if those are calendar days or biz days too nm
If the bill is currently in limbo, why would they assign the same bill number to another bill?
I'm not trying to argue with you here and I think that outsourcing is a very important issue that needs to be addressed by congress. What I'm saying is make sure you have all the correct information.
...so I'm not eligible yet, but that was the first good thing I heard about the...that their pay was about average, benefits were great.
I can't give specifics yet, so maybe someone else can help with that who already has it, I just didn't want you to feel ignored!:)
Re: A few days ago...
It was not a few days ago. It was weeks ago. They've gotten everything straightened out. I've posted in defense of this company before. They are compassionate, they are very helpful, and are all about finding ways to make us be able to do better as MTs and QAs. I love this company and hope to be there for a long time to come. Those of you who have no personal knowledge of the company need to not post in response to people who are asking legitimate questions. We hire newbies that have no experience and give them a chance. Unlike so many of the 'great' companies out there that everyone spends every day worrying about. We are onboarding more and more accounts by the week and are growing tremendously. I highly recommend this company. Good luck to any of you who decide to apply.
That's what they want... we have 60 days sm
to find another job and we can give them 1 days' notice and they'll consider it a lay-off, otherwise if we leave with no notice, they will give us bad references.
We all have those days
It seems like I have days like this a lot lately. Isn't this job fun?
Five days for me. sm
have not yet started, just heard yesterday, but sounds good so far. Hoping this will be my last carnival! lol!
Diskriter benefits start after 90 days of employment. I have been with them since July 2006 and love it here.
It's been eight days now
And still no answers.
Despite their many good points, I disagree about the benefits. I think they are awful and very dependent on circumstance beyond the MT's control. I think they're only good for people who have been with them for a very long time and are allowed to stay on a primary account. I thought I was alone in this and even began to doubt my own abilities or chalked it up to my aging until talking to some other MTs who felt the exact same way; that every time they got good at anything their work was switched to something unfamiliar, keeping their production and wages down, and benefits next to nil. I've heard three MTs complain of this and wonder how many others there are.
yes, same here, last few days.
am getting concerned...did they overhire?
I believe it was 3 days
I think within 3 days I had heard back. In the week after that, we exchanged information, etc. Before 2 weeks were up, I was actively working on my account.
Good luck to you!! I am another happy Keystrokes employee.
Up 2 u, can take 5-7 days (sm)
They are probably checking references, background, etc. Give them a week from when you interviewed and then give them a call. They are interviewing a lot of people I'm sure since they always have ads on the boards. Can take awhile to get all candidate interviewed and make their best match for schedule and experience.
Sure you can, and use up one of your few PTO days.
I get 10 PTO PLUS 6 paid holidays!!
Gone are the days...... sm
Sorry, my opinion is that this is going to be the norm for most. I think the days of making .10 and over/line are gone unless you have already been employed somewhere for a long time. There might be just a few places that pay like this but I doubt many. Some places are even only paying .3-4/line for speech rec.
Some days yes, most days no..sm
It is usually my own fault if I don't get my lines in 8 hours. Usually related to too many interruptions, too many distractions (looking up something on internet, which leads to looking up something else and so on), or when Im not feeling well. I don't want to sound rude, but really look at why you may not be meeting your lines. You may find you have more to do with it than the system.
How often can you take days off at MDI-MD?
How do you maintain your required line count for the week if you take a day off? Do you have to make them up on other days or what? How many days in a row could you miss? I've never been an IC or SE before so just wondering since I've been reading about them being flexible.
TT these days.
All I have to say is ARRGGH. Sorry. Usually not this way, but that is the word for it. Arrrrrg.
After 90 days.
42 days???? huh???????sm
Report away, that is what I was just told Friday by a Recruiter!!!Maybe the recruiter or whomever she was, needs to get her information straight.
No pay for 42 days
OMG Not being paid for 42 days is even worse!!! Nothing defamatory about telling what actually happened to a person individually. The truth is the truth.
those were the days...
gosh, you are very lucky to work for a hospital that does not outsource, I used to and those were the days.................so few hospitals still have inhouse MTs. I am not the speediest MT, that's for sure, but I take a lot of pride in my work with accuracy and extensive medical terminology being my strong suits - but it is hard to make money without speed. I know I should give it up and do something else for a living probably but I love this work and cannot imagine doing anything else.
A few days?
Wow!!! It sounds like you have a great gift to be able to tell someone is abusive. You worked there a few days???
Yes, a few days...
but this has only happened twice in the years I have been working on it with the last time being last Christmas. Normally, there is so much work that we could work for days straight and not make a dent. And yes, 4 initials. LOVE LOVE LOVE this company.
Some days are good; some days are bad. I like my manager and account, most of the time. So far, I haven't found anything better. However, things seems to be going downhill fast, with regards to the company as a whole. They keep saying that things are changing and that the changes will benefit the MTs, but I haven't seen any evidence of that so far. I would like to expect the best, but I am very cautious.
I do mostly VR and enjoy it. Some good points about Focus include that the pay is always on time; I have never had to chase down a paycheck. On my current account, work has been abundant lately, while others are complaining of no work; however, this could change in a second.
Some of the bad points include that we do work off of a pool and there's a lot of unofficial cherrypicking going on. Also, though I've been on my account for over a year, I often log in and find yet another new dictator, today included. So, the account is always new to me. Some might appreciate this challenge, but I like the same old thing over and over again.
So, good experience is quite a relative term. It really depends on what you are looking for.
QA these days.. see msg
I have been in QA for several years now, just left a huge company that is going you know where in a hand basket. The nightmares there were to the point of unbearable (no not Focus). What I have discovered of late is very low line rate pay, horrible dictation, headaches and misery. I am looking to get out of this business completely. It may take time but it will happen eventually.
I have found hourly pay rates for QA starting as low as $12 an hour (yes, for what we know — a disgrace) and line rates as low as 3 cents! The testing for some of these companies is grossly lengthy and you feel as if you have worked the entire day for nothing (and, yes, this is all in the midst of being overly stressed at your current job, to the breaking point), only to discover, during the interview, that the pay is an extremely low line rate of pay or a low hourly rate, the accounts have not started up yet, and/or the shift is a graveyard shift, including all weekends, all the time. This field is but a gutter now and a disgrace!
It's not the amount of unpaid days off that gets me...it's the fact that they don't pay you for any time off, vacation, sick, personal, or even holidays, and I certainly don't want an empty queue. When I take days off, it's because I want to do something, not sit around and wait for work to come in...been there, done that. I guess with the applicant pool that's available these days, they can do what they want. Unfortunately, the trend these days for MTs, it's called expendable. If you don't want the job, somebody else will. Oh well, movin on to the next offer...
I had a phone interview today and was told 90 days for medical, 120 days for PTO.