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Debbie Hood is the HR person -- give her a call. nm

Posted By: TTer on 2007-02-03
In Reply to: TransTech Radiology - Daphne

If you want to know the real scoop, always better to just ask.  Someone might pay me $20 a report (okay, in my dreams) and someone else something else.   I understand when people come here and want to know things a recruiter or HR person cannot or will not tell you, such as quality and quantity of dictation and dictators, reliability of being paid on time and such.  But if you want to know specifics of how much per report/line, what kind of bennies, direct deposit or no, etc ... why not just write an email or pick up the phone and ASK?


This is not meant to be rude or anything.  I just am curious.  When I signed on with a company, I saw posts saying 10 cpl was the ceiling and a bunch of other user-specific information that had nothing to do with what I was offered.  I made 11-1/2 cpl AND they paid my long distance.  A lot has to do with bargaining skills and what you have to offer.



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Call the office and ask to speak w/ Debbie Hood
Well, give a call to the person who hired you and
negotiate a higher line rate. You should have not problem since you already started and they know what kind of work you can do.
Can anyone from the Ohio MQ office give me a contact person and a phone number to call so I can talk
to someone there without getting a lot of other people involved before I find out what kind of accounts they have to offer. I am interested in transferring from my current office but would like to speak with someone up there first. Even an email address of someone would help.
No, higher. I think like 6 or 6.5 cpl. I would call Debbie and ask her.
No one will post account names here. Call Debbie or your supervisor. nm

There WAS one person here who would call you and ask if you wanted the job for that day or the next.
After I quit, I would call the head person and get a new sm
check overnight expressed to me. I think you should quit. That is not right. Good luck.
The IT person will call you at the assigned time (sm)

and will do the install for you - there will be a link where you hand over control of your computer and they install and test everything so you're ready to go.  Good luck to you!

What the heck .. give this person

a break .. years ago when I worked for MQ I came from a company where QA were called editors .. and in many places QA are still called editors.  Why in heaven's name would you argue a moot point.  Call it what you will .. she had a question and you are beating the semantics to death.

To curious I would say consult a lawyer and see how you can proceed.  I have paid people in my company retroactively for things I have overlooked .. it is good will and probably in their policies and not a really huge deal.  They may not want to admit holding you up .. but hey .. go for it!!

Please give me the initials of the person
you talked to so that we can straighten this out on this end. This is NOT acceptable and we will take care of it.
Can you give me initials of this person
I think that would answer the question for me. My company has work so do not know if this is a case of robbing Peter to pay Paul.
I would be very thankful to the person who would give me...sm
names of companies which do only or mostly VR, possible with their own Expanders that is trained to MTs. Till now I am using my mouse.
I am good at it, but want to get better. I am 30% to 40% faster doing VR than straight.
Thank you.
That's advice I give people and, to a person, SM
they say others have told them the same thing. The only way to get a job is take a remote MT course, which costs a fortune. Money poorly spent.

I can emphasize with young mothers who want to stay home with their children. I really can, because that's what I did. There simply is no future in this. I too am holding on until retirement in a few years. Five to be exact.

And these schools continue to tell people there is a future in MT. There isn't.
Thanks. will give them a call nm
Last name Hood? lol nm

Can you give me a name of a current person to contact to speak with.
this person needs to give some specifics, Or not be believed. Nuff said.
Why don't you look her up on Anywho.com, give her a call
and ask her straight out.
No, sorry, no idea. Why not give them a call? nm
I agree, give MDI another call, bug them.
it will be worth a little bit of hassle in the long run.  They are one of the good companies.
They may for 3rd shift - give em a call (sm)

May depend on the account; perhaps for clinic, but don't know for sure.   Call them - they're the nicest folks I've ever worked with in any setting, not just MT. 

There must have been something wrong ... please give either Becky or Lee a call as soon as you sm
see this.  Becky is at 630-739-5520 and Lee at 630-553-3680.  I know they are both in today as I had a payroll question (overpaid) and just talked to Lee.
Give them a call; they are hiring a lot lately for new accounts
and are probably a little behind.
I call 5 years a chance. Give me the
old MDI where I was not a number, I was a human. I am now a disposable piece of equipment, a robot that they flip the switch to on or off as they want. I do not have all those FABULOUS days, and wonderful weekends that I hear about. I used to call the office but after 5 years I do not think anyone there even remembers my name. This is big business at its worst. Money gets to some people and makes them feel they are better than us peons who make them that money. I deal with people that I have never heard of before and some that are not that nice.

My price of gas tripled and my pay checks have been cut in half.
Metro in Georgia is one. Give them a call. Great people. nm
Give them a call. So many people switching companies all the HR depts must be really busy. nm

Sue and Debbie
Maybe if Sue would actually LEAVE things would be okay, but right now the company is going downhill FAST. Debbie is back AGAIN and with her disorganization things will NEVER change.

If you want to be happy with where you work (at least most of the time) then you need to continue looking because these two companies are not the places to work. Think about it, why are they always hiring more and more people? Itís called HIGH TURNOVER!
when was Debbie gone??nm
You should ask Debbie
Any concern especially with regard to below.... ask.
Is the air time card also called an express card? Do they have cards that you just pay a monthly fee for and not through your cell phone but like through a satellite dish or something?
Debbie is a schemer, nothing more!
I could swear when we first checked out her pay me to take surveys MLM scam site before she had previously worked at Bloomingdale's or Nordstroms, but I do not recall that she had worked there for 20 years or had worked anywhere for 20 years. Seems to me she had references from several people she had supposedly worked with from several different places all swearing up and down what a wonderful and qualified employee she was (too much so, if you get my drift). I don't recall ANY of those said jobs being QA positions, more like sales or clerical. She seems to have had a lot of jobs for someone her age who worked for 1 company for 20+ years.

My point here is that this gal was operating a pyramid scheme just a couple months ago. Her original site was Join here and pay $20 to take survey's about our MT business, and then refer people to me and you will get $5.00 per person who signs up under your name. I don't believe she is interested in any of this information being factual, she just wants to collect it (along with our personal data) so she can make money by selling it to God only knows whom, probably costing us our jobs or at the very least a whole lot of aggravation with e-mail boxes being filled with spam from other companies. Her only goal (in my opinion) is to make money in a marketing scheme. I guess she thinks the national MT companies are going to pay her for this data just because she collected it? She will claim its accuracy because she did a survey? I also find it odd that while she talks about QA this and QA that, it seems to me what she really means is quality control - and that is a big difference, odd she would not know the difference, isn't it?

Being a former Spheris employee myself, if she was as all that in the QA field, she should have started with them. I do wonder if she is still with them and, if not, then my guess is this is how she thinks she can make a living since, apparently, no other companies will have her?

One thing we all noted before, and it is rather apparent on her new site too, is that for someone who has been an MT for 3+ years and is supposedly as good as she claims herself to be, she sure makes a whole lot of errors.
You don't happen to know. Ask Debbie if you don't believe me! n/m
I am really not sure, but I would contact Debbie and just ask.
her point is to thank Debbie.
Did you ever see Debbie Downer on SNL?
Debbie is no longer the owner.
The previous COO from Heartland is now the President and COO! Watch out! Major outsource lover...
E-mail your supervisor or Debbie and ask them!! nm
Debbie - please re-send the email
Debbie told me when she hired me
that she is more interested in the total line count than the hours. Pam I Yam and the other poster is correct - just put your regular shift instead of all the signing in and out stuff. The time card needs to show 40 hours but how many people take bathroom breaks and actually eat during the day? It's not a big deal!!!!! Put your regular shift in.
Debbie - there IS a slight glitch on the 2nd page - sm
where after you complete it, and click on CONTINUE, you get a message in red at the top left-hand corner stating answering that question is required. (Even though it HAS been answered). I figured out to just hit exit survey at the top, but was not sure if my answers were recorded or not. Anyway, that might need to be fixed, because it might cause people to give up and not finish or send the survey.

Thanks for publishing it - GREAT idea!
I find it hard to believe that Debbie "promised" you
So is Transtech the first company you ever worked at that had slow periods? Didn't think so.
I hope Debbie "outs" the entire greedy -nm
Might I suggest that you adjust your hours a little and talk to Debbie. (sm)
see if that helps get you through the crunch.  I guarantee it won't last long.
Any current info on Debbie Hicks/Psychtrans?

Couldn't find anything in the archives that hadn't been deleted.  Any info on this person/company? Good/bad or otherwise? TIA

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