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Anyone here work for Ascend?

Posted By: sm on 2005-08-27
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I know they outsource, have done a search and read the info there, but what's the scoop NOW? Thanks!

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A very-very negative atmosphere . .

No direct deposit available. .

Constant idol threats . .

Holds checks for 2 weeks after each pay period ends.

A lot of heavy ESL . . and very hard dictators.

Management - Backstabbers

Penalties are sometimes assessed for errors; docking $ money from paycheck

The list goes on and on . . . .

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Stay far away.
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There are folks who do not complete their paperwork or do not submit their production data on time do get their pay delayed.

Ascend also gave me a loan last year and subtracted agreed upon installment from my earned wages.

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is maddening. I couldnt pay my bills or even work the schedule I was assigned. They would ask us not to work until work built up in the evenings and I specifically wanted to work days as I have kids etc. It just didnt work out for me but to each his own. It just seems there has to be a better balance in this business that what is happening.
I did speak with my manager. Work was promised. No work there when I needed to work.
I see the reports everyday too, but when I get work it is of bad quality, then there is no work unless I work diffrent shifts. Thank you.
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load normally busy, but low now because of the summer slow down on my accounts.  Sound an issue on some accounts, but not others.  Overall, wonderful company.
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I will share this about the MTSO I work for.  I called her late last Wednesday night after Church and told her I was compelled to help out with Hurricaine Katrina in some way and an opportunity arose for a small group from my Church to go to Louisianna this coming week.  Would she be able to cover my work.  She told me no problem without any hesitation and even donated money for the trip. 

And I am sure there are plenty of good companies out there to work for.  To compare us to migrant workers is just not right.

It does work, you do not need to "make" it work.. it works in all word based programs.