i'd just like to get my PAYCHECK
Posted By: puh-leez on 2005-12-19
In Reply to: Anyone from Breitner getting bonus? - Just Wondering
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Before someone hops on and say "why are you living paycheck to paycheck (inside)
I had a great saving account this time last year when the company I had been with 2 years took me off my primary (never would tell me why, just said me being shut out was a glitch in the hospital's system) floated me around (not telling me anything of course) because they were getting a Meditech account and wanted me on it (you wouldn't put someone not very experienced on it would you?). It did not take a rocket scientist to realize as soon as I got the C-phone what had happened. Also 80% ESLs. I spent the whole year supplementing my salary until it was gone and have been trying to find a decent company since. That is why I am living paycheck to paycheck and I hate it. I have 20 years in this business and it is getting worse. Speech is great but not for the money. It just does not justify being paid half. You cannot retrain doctors and I don't think management telling them they need to be considerate to us is going to work. Telling them we are making half just does not move them. They still rumble through files, change sentences, have long pauses we are not paid for, speech leaves out words or sentences so tell me why we are paid half? Also, I usually seach a company before I come on and ask for opinions, it saves a lot of space. I know I sound grouchy but I am tired and scared.
I'm just SO tired of living from paycheck to paycheck, and always (nm)
Personally, I live paycheck to paycheck because...
I enjoy the constant worry about how to pay my bills and always getting to say I have some lines to make up so I won't be there. Social lives are overrated. I like getting up at 3:00 a.m. and jumping online so I can wrestle a few more jobs out of the system. I don't mind hearing that my supervisor is on vacation again because I know I will be able to use my PTO to make up for my downtime. It's kind of the same thing. I think Ramen noodles aren't just for college students, and one pair of jeans is all you really need for 3 years. I believe very strongly that all the recruiters and managers in the transcription business are taking wage cuts every year, too, so I don't want to feel like I am asking for more than my share.
Living paycheck to paycheck...it's my right darn it.
yet since I started end of June. Great =(
I thought I wanted a career in medical transcription... now it turns out I just wanted a paycheck.
Did you get your paycheck?sm
I work there now and afraid to quit because I am worried I will not get pay due me. My pay is always late in and incorrect too.
Anyone have experience with first paycheck bouncing? radmt
e-mail me and I'll give you the details.
For just the 1st paycheck or all of them?
After the first check, do they usually come about every 2 weeks then?
Last paycheck with OSI
Did you receive your last paycheck on time? I have not received my last paycheck (2 days late so far) after quitting with them.
My first paycheck
was delayed 6 weeks - I later found out this was done on purpose because I was new Garbage! This caused me really big problems with cash flow. They may be better managed now, but my experience was poor.
KS - First paycheck (sm)
I checked my bank balance early this a.m. and no check posted from KS yet. (My first one). When do they normally get posted and how do you see your check stub? Is it mailed to you? Thanks!
Mine was in my bank on Saturday like it always is.
Or what does it do to the MT's paycheck?..SM
This is literal abuse. They are taking food out of the mouth of the MT. She/he is either qualified or not. This does not happen in hospitals or working for a private MT. You take a pre-employment test, either make it or not, then do your work. This 100% QA...released from QA... is industry-specific to the home-MT and MTSOs don't care if the MT is held back in productivity.
I work as an IC as well and I usually have to wait a week or more for my check.. end of pay period on the 10th doesn't arrive until 10 days later. How about some STAT TAT for paychecks? How would they feel if we treated their dictation the same way?
They mail the check on Thursday and I get mine Friday or Saturday, like clockwork. I don't make enough to get DD. They offer overnight shipping for a fee, but it is not necessary with the prompt mail delivery in my area.
looking at my paycheck...
I work at a hospital and am paid hourly.
$24.79 base rate + $1.25 per hour shift differential = $26.04 per hour. I had 2 hours of OT totaling $80.37.
Total gross earnings (taxes, insurance not taken out) = $2203.57
We get paid every 2 weeks, on Friday. It works out so that there are 2 months per year where we get 3 paychecks.
I worked for 2 wks and when paycheck was not there
I did not more work until I got check, which did not happen until 3 months later. I hear it is still the same. The people were great in the office but to have to go through what you do in order to be paid, that is ridiculous. I found the account I did to be pretty good. It was out there in the valley near LA and I would have loved to continue working for them, but when I am new with someone, I will not go on a limb and continue working if the pay does not happen. There were always excuses by them as to why they did not pay and all were unwritten rules. Again, I did get paid but waiting for 3 months was a bit much. I don't like to be a day late much less that far down the road. A year later they called me and asked if I would come back and I said no. lol
When to expect first paycheck?
For those you have undergoine training at Medware, I am just wondering when should I expect my first paycheck? I have been in training with Medware for almost 4 weeks now. Thanks
You WHAT???? That's your paycheck. You should figure it out on your own. sm
Do they hold your hand all day too?
To A Paycheck Would Be Nice, please see msg
I think this lady (Karen Kirby I think her name is) is on the up and up. Don't ask me why but I do. I think she is in a bind. I may be completely wrong about it.
A C-phone is a phone/headset/pedal that is used to dial into a system and transcribe. I have seen them on the boards here for about $200. New they would be much much more. If you are interested and could do the work, why not ask her if she could provide you one.
If you look at the posts from last night, late, she and I had a discussion of sorts about her work. She started the post under the Execuscribe (sp?) post and I responded. This was on the company board.
I was thinking of contacting her to offer my services on a temporary basis (she has a backlog of 500 reports by an ESL, from my understanding of it). I hesitate because I already have two services I work for as an IC and they both pay me very well. But I may contact her anyway and see what she has to say. 17 cpl is nothing to sneeze at - ESPECIALLY in this day and age. Granted, it is without spaces, but STILL is a lot of $$$$$$.
Please post back if you contact her. I would be interested to find out how it went.
Have a good and productive day!
And you won't get your first paycheck for about a month. sm
Otherwise, it is a great company -- easy work, pay is 11 cpl.
$250-$300 gets deducted every paycheck for 2
depends what you consider affordable
still waiting on my paycheck
this company is a joke
No one "provides" a paycheck
Following this thread, I just have to comment that I have never thought of an employer as a provider, but more as a person or company I have agreed to perform a service for in return for money.
I had to pay $300 deposit, they take $50 out of each paycheck, sm
it is supposed to be refundable
Go off of your last paycheck stub
If you are so anxious to do your taxes, go off of your last paycheck stub, also electronically don't need to send in W2.
Is that per paycheck or per month? nm
Cashing my paycheck . . .
One man's coal is another man's diamond! I have worked hard to be able to transcribe all different types of work that some consider crap work; ESL doctors, docs that talk the speed of light, docs that chew gum while dictating, docs who string lots and lots of dictations together into 1 document, and docs who just plain take patience to get to know and learn. I have learned that this has served me well. While others are waiting for the good work to come through, cherry-picking what they consider to be the best, I am typing happily and cashing my check in the bank.
I love Transcend. I'm a lifer! No complaints out of me. If you want success . . . you have to work for it. It feels much better when you put in the effort!
I work for a paycheck, not because I don't have
anything better to do. I went to work for a company that overhires when they get a new account because they figure some people may leave or they may fire some, etc. Anyway I tried to be patient and give it time for things to settle down, but was having to dip into savings every month to pay bills. I was willing to work, was available for my shift, was willing to adjust my schedule to some degree, was willing to work my days off, holidays, etc. and there was still no work.
If you have bills to pay, kids to feed, you need the lines. If they company requires you to work FT, you expect FT lines. The company requires you to commit to a schedule and I don't think it unreasonable to expect work during that time frame. You can't just rearrange your life around work availability. If you have kids you have responsibilities to them, people still have to eat, clothes have to be washed, doctor's appointments, etc.
NO PAYCHECK FROM JLG TODAY EITHER . . . sm
What a joke. If there is anyone out there who believes there WILL be a paycheck, I have a bridge to sell you. I was told some companies work ahead, we work behind, okay so what if us MTs did that????? I will believe the paycheck when I see it. Mad, mad, mad
GOT MY JLG PAYCHECK TODAY . . .nm
You should have to pay to get your paycheck. I have yet to hear
of another company stop DD because of the banking situation. It is business as usual, the name may just have changed, so that excuse wouldn't cut it with me. Maybe some people don't have an extra $40/month to spare and if their mortgage is due on a certain date they need payment on a cetain date to meet their obligation. Fortunately our money situation isn't so tight that a day or two isn't going to make a difference in getting my check, but I still want to know what day I can expect it and for it to take 3 days one time and 5 the next is not acceptable.
I am going to thank my bosses for my paycheck sm
I work for TT and another, PT IC job so I am not totally sunk with taxes. One way and another, I have managed to put the 2 schedules together and survive, both my energy and my time. TT is sending out a thank you gift check. My other boss called this morning to ask if I had gotten my card because I had not thanked her for it, and she gave me credit for having the good manners to say thank you. No, I have not been to the post office to pick up my mail, but today for sure.
I told her she didn't have to do that, but that I really appreciate it. She said that THEY appreciate ME, and this was a pleasure to do for me. WOW.
I really, truly feel that this has been the best year of my MT career. I have cleared $40K and I have not worked myself sick as I have in the past. I have been able to pay every single bill and on time. I could have asked for TT to pay part of my internet, but I have not bothered because of the IC situation and my taxes. I have benefits through them and the security of knowing that if my appendix were to rupture, or my gallbladder go gangrenous, I am covered for that whereas I used to worry a lot. I have eaten anything I wanted to all year, plenty of good, fresh vegetables that have kept my energy up and my weight down. I have had new items of clothing, but my tastes are not for high-priced things.
I sit here today in a warm house when it is below zero outside. My hands have typed for that. I have warm, newer clothing including some new heavy socks for my ever cold feet. My hands have typed for that. My frig is reasonably well stocked and my pantry is full. My hands have typed for that. The dog's cookie jar is full of treats and she is a happy little thing. My hands have typed for that. I was able to be generous with children this Christmas and with a dear friend in need. My hands have typed for that.
I count myself very very blessed. I am busy with MT and QA work, and keeping my house by myself, which was an adjustment after my wonderful daughter left for college. I am busy with a handful of wonderful, loving and caring friends. I am so busy (and frankly happy) to sit and complain about what I don't have.
I know that many of us are going through some very hard times. We are not different from other industries in that way. I look at some of you talk about eating out for entire weekends, or buying expensive gifts for your families at Christmas. I listen to complaints about the price of food and whining about the price of Triscuits, when that isn't food. I wonder where your heads are at. I wonder what your priorities are. I wonder why more people don't have an attitude of gratitude. I had to find that attitude and keep a firm grip on it. Guess what? I had more and more to be grateful for!
Yes, you can be grateful for your paycheck.
If your job is so boring then quit and see how quickly you wish you had it back. Boring or not, it can pay the bills. I'm sure there are 10 people waiting to take your boring job.
Because it gives your a$$ a paycheck!! Joy is overrated...sm
Why don't you ask one of the millions unemployed at Christmas how joyful is was not being able to provide toys or even clothes and food for their families at Christmas?
You might find some joy serving the homeless in a soup kitchen...or at least a reality check.
Shouldn't have to beg for paycheck
Even if you change jobs while the DOL is investigating, you can still collect damages through civil suits. There are a lot of employment lawyers out there that are working on contingency - no money up front - because these cases are now being won and employers are having to pay up for breaking the law.
Although you shouldn't have to be a squeaky wheel to receive a hard earned paycheck, keep squeaking that wheel after you've left a company if a law has been broken. Believe me, there will be results in your favor if you have documented everything well.
Same here..:(...oh well, I'm just happy I GET a paycheck! (nm)
NEVER make the same paycheck again if you go to ASR/VR
Why do you think these companies push us to edit? So they can make more money off their clients -- not that the clients are asking for more VR/editing MT's -- NO WAY!. There is a contract with the clients at a certain rate per line -- the extra money goes in the MTSO's pockets to hire more USELESS supervisors/leads with our money. Don't get me going here . . . I hate paying all those worthless supes/leads. It is WE the MT who is paying for all these extra mgmt/mgmt-type people.
NO, you will never make the same amount of money editing VR reports. The only way you could make even close to the same amount of money is if you use NO shortcuts/expanders, as you are unable to use the majority of those when doing editing VR reports. If you use trillions of shortcut/expanders, there is NO earthly way that I could make the same money. And I do know what I am talking about, because I have done editing of VR reports in the past. Not just spouting off, but speaking from experience with editing these reports.
Most of the editing/VR platforms are NOT -- I say NOT -- MT friendly in the first place.
The only communication I need is the paycheck. The
as long as you get your paycheck on sm
time etc, dont' worry about it. If there is something wrong, they should and will let you know. Count it a blessing they don't pester you. I worked for MQ for 23 years and quit right before they got really bad. I could go weeks and never hear from them. It was nice at one time believe it or not.
Chasing my paycheck
I am asking anyone who has worked or is currently working for PMN (using initials only as I am not sure if we are allowed to mention companies by name on the board) out of Louisville, Kentucky has experienced this situation.
I was hired by them to transcribe for a group of doctors. I first got leary when they sent me forms to fill out and fax back to them, but the contract information, HIPPA form, not to disclose or share patient information, etc., and other pertinent forms such as a non-compete form for me to sign was a corrupted document. I did send them the W4 and I-9 etc. They said they would resend the corrupted document in a different format, but never did.
Long story short. I worked for them a full pay period, was told to submit my invoice for work transcribed on May 3rd, which I did and sent it "return receipt requested" so I know they received my E-mail with my invoice. I never received a reply. Checks were supposed to be cut Wednesday and direct deposited on Friday this past week. BTW, they have my checking account information, obviously. I do online banking and no check has been deposited.
I called the company and the number has been disconnected and my E-mails go unresponded to.
If anyone works for this company (PMN out of Louisville, KY) or has in the past, could you please E-mail me?
Chasing my paycheck
Premier Medical Network is the name of the company. Knowof anybody who has worked for them? I have a feeling they have been doing this to other people and are getting by with it. They have my tax info, too, so I am wondering if I can contact the IRS if I don't get paid.
Right behind ya, Solvent...My paycheck is
fine too. I get my lines in without much flexing, if I have to at all. Pay is always on time, I can request time off, I don't struggle to get lines. Sure, accounts can be slow from time to time but that's the nature of the business. Supes are great and are available any time. It's a great place to work.
To maintain the same paycheck, MTs now
have to increase their lines because the line rate has been cut. That's the BOTTOM LINE. You can put perfume on a skunk, but it still stinks.
I'm definitely making a good paycheck with them ! - sm
no complaints from me. Incentive pay and line differential !!! I'm definitely making a good paycheck with them!!
But wouldn't I notice this on my paycheck...
when the lines they are paying me for doesn't match the lines that I have in my records? I keep track of my lines on my own by cutting and pasting the reports into Word and they come out exactly to the line on every report.
MTs who depend on a paycheck will just love you.
There's a reason for everyone doing their fair share, and only more when asked. Clearly you don't care who you take money from.
Try finding private accounts where you aren't robbing a single mother of formula for her baby, will you?
Your paycheck is your thank you, unfortunately no gratitude from the company. nm
unless you want your paycheck to be correct EVER. nmsg
Only one post here on pg. 4, I think. They offer 7-9 cpl, you pay $12 to get your paycheck over-