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Good grief! Not secretive at all, just trying not to be redundant

Posted By: on the boards. Milner MTs, please feel free to po on 2008-02-25
In Reply to: Why only emailing you for answers, why so secreative? - Natalie


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good grief!
Can y'all take the checks that don't clear to the District Attorney (hot-check department)? Seems like there should be some measure for justice available other than private attorneys.
good grief
Good grief
I made $12.75/hour when I worked for them in 2003. So 3 years later and the starting salary is lower while the cost of living is significantly higher?! I think it's time for me to go back to school and start a new career.
good grief - w2

Good grief!
Now we have MTs trying to talk other MTs into quitting, when it's apparent some just need a small nudge to do so? I'm sure DRC/Acusis will appreciate that. Yeah, right. You're doing the company no favors, you smug fools.

As for the ones who claim they ALWAYS get their keystrokes, I want to know how you're doing this when the work is not there. Are you saying they are holding work especially for you while leaving the rest of us without work? How many hours are you sitting at your computer waiting for work or do you have a life? Bragging that you are getting work when others are not is not helpful or real smart, either.

I'll wait for the company to explain this and hope for the best.

Oh good grief, not again
exaggerations and lies, all the time. Makes me sick.
Good grief!
Never let it be said that us MTs are mature, reasonable people willing to let the other guy get a break.  Why can't somebody just answer the poor person's question about insurance if they know the answer and if they don't just butt out.  It is none of your business if somebody wants to have IVF. If you want to stop insurance companies from paying for it go write a letter to the Mr. Bush.  He is very concerned that medical services be available only to the rich so he would love to hear from you. 
All I can say is - GOOD GRIEF - sm


It was a typo - 70% of base rate. I was typing too fast and thinking of something else. I'll stick with the rest of my post, thank you very much!

Good grief...
She was just trying to maybe help some newbie out. Now she knows. Next time someone has a tip they may be afraid to post and someone who could have used it will miss out. OP was told it was a scam and was like oh okay. She didn't defend the company.
Good Grief

Oh here we go...

Yeah, I must be a real loser because I like my job. Imagine that. Maybe you should do a little self reflection if you are choosing to spend your time making pointless comments just to be rude.

Good Grief!

I am sure the moderator will move the word question when it is seen.  It's not like the world is coming to an end if someone posts on the wrong forum.   It's only one question not like they asked questions about an entire report. 

Geez go enjoy the 4th of July weekend and chill out.

Oh, good grief, where is your mother? lol
Grow up. Must be terribly frustrating, being so infantile.

Use your head, good grief
You should think of payroll as Monday because it IS on Monday. They never claimed you would get paid before Monday. Just because it hits your bank before then does not change the pay date. Mine usually comes in on Saturday afternoon about 5:00. I obviously don't know if it will be different this time or not, but I never count on that. I can't afford to bounce checks, so I do absolutely nothing about paying bills until it is in the bank.
Good grief people....
If I could make a list about all that has gone wrong at MQ within the last 2 years, I would be her forever!!!
Good grief...you need a life

Good grief its just 1 hour more a day

If one more hour a day is really going to kill you, well, I feel bad for you.

I think the entitlement issues I'm seeing here are from long-time employees that are used to having things a certain way, and any change sends them up the wall.  But try to put this in perspective when you look at the chaos that other people are going through at other companies.

Seriously, working 40 hours to get benefits is pretty much universal in all industries.  Its not as unreasonable as y'all are making out.  When we acquired Chartmatrix, its what THEY were working to get benefits.  This is another leveling of the playing field that came with the merger.

I think though, that in this economy we are lucky to have jobs.  If our employer has to do away with a few perks, it beats a layoff or having the company close.  It certainly beats having our insurance become unaffordable.  I have no axe to grind because I still think Webmex is paradise compared to some of the places I've been.

Good grief, take a Xanax.
Oh good grief leave her alone. sm
There are some of us, myself included, who don't give a rip whether they send out anything for MT week, contact us about MT week whatever.

Do you really think they are sending out pens, cups, shirts, etc because they really appreciate you? They are doing it because the whiny MTs expect it and they don't want the backlash, that and the fact that THEY get a tax write off for it.

If your self-worth in this business is based on getting a pen or a cup once a year from an MT service, then you have been in the business too long!
Good grief! I am not an MTSO either sm
but why is it any of your business what the MTSO charges? Whatever they charge isn't going to get you any more money. They pay what they pay. Why worry yourself about it.

While I think many MTSOs ARE taking advantage of their MTs, if I wanted to make more money, I would (and you could to) get my own accounts and charge more.

When you hire someone i.e. a plumber, carpenter (example) or whatever to do something for you or buy something from them, do you investigate into what they have paid for their supplies, etc? No different. WHO CARES! Put your energy into something more productive!

What the MTSO charges has nothing to do with whether you are going to be able to pay your bills at the end of the month. All you have to be concerned with is whether you have any work to do or not, just like the rest of us. Also, you don't know whether the equipment is paid off, expenses etc. WHY DO YOU CARE AND WASTE SO MUCH ENERGY WORRYING ABOUT IT? Put your energy into getting an extra job if you need it.
Good grief!! Glad I just sent them
an email telling them I was no longer interested in testing as I will not work for companies that offshore USA work. No wonder the person didn't sign their name. Probably too long to spell! LOL!
Why does it hurt your ears? good grief
that is so childish....don't yell!! good grief.
Oh good grief. A half a cent here or there does
not make you go from barely scraping by to RICH. It helps, but it's not that big of a difference. It's just incentive/bonus. Please get a grip.
good grief, you made your point. sm
It seems to me 12-13 is better than minimum wage. Find a new company that pays more than 7 cpl OR as they tell us type more per hour (which is impossible most of the time I know). My point is, this profession is the way it is, it isn't going to change so you live with it, work around it or get into a new profession.
Good grief? I made 2 posts.
Sorry that it bugs you that someone may have a differing opinion. That does tend to happen on forums though. Funny that you don't say good grief to others that have posted multiple times to this thread. Just to me. I thought the point of a forum was to carry on conversation, but guess I am just allowed 1 post per thread. Got it.

While $12-13 is better than minimum wage, it is not enough to justify giving up my weekends and holidays for. Guess you didn't really get my point after all.

I have been looking for a new job, by the way. The fact is that all I am getting are offers of 7 cpl, even from companies that require evenings and weekends. As I said, I don't mind working if I am paid accordingly, but I am not going to take a job at 7 cpl that requires me to give up my life. My time is worth more than that to me.
Oh good grief. They just published their financial reports and
are 100% OUT OF DEBT. They can't file bankruptcy if they don't owe anyone!

It's part of their digging their way out.

You're grapevine must be in the imagination or just another speculator like yourself.

How ridiculous.

LOL!! DVD player for staying more than one week!!!GOOD Grief!!!
Must be really awful!!!
Not basing that criteria on a job application...Good grief! nm
Geez maneti (In other words good grief)
Whoever this person is (NotGood) you definitely need to re-read the initial question asked in this thread. But this time when you read it make sure you stop and understand exactly what is said. You evidentally work for MQ or the company or a company that makes/programs the Expander software at MQ!!!!! Whatever it is you need to understand what was asked. Almost every company (at least the vast majority of them) uses a different software platform. Every time you use a new platform you have to re-enter your expanders. This is a huge pain in the rear to MTs, especially those with VERY EXTENSIVE expanders. We do not want the stupid platform that we have been using but we do want the Expanders that WE entered into this platform. There is a way to back up/copy your expander file (in every single platform used). And I can guarantee you that if this MT doesn't get any help from Tech Support to help her copy these expanders or even print them out then she will figure it out with the help of other MTs that understand what she is asking for. Get it through your thick little skull - WE DON'T WANT YOUR PROGRAM!!!! WE WANT WHAT WE CONTRIBUTED TO THAT PROGRAM AND THAT IS OUR EXPANDERS!!!! Now with that being said - I really hope you have a good day. Smile!!!!
And yet YOU fuel the fires. Good grief, practice....
This was Monday when they contacted me. I realize it's the weekend. Good Grief! nm
Good grief. Why can't these companies hire PTers for weekends.
GOOD GRIEF -Love my company/account, Hate MedRite! Any help?
I love the company I work for, pay, schedule, account.  It has it all.  But they use MedRite.  This is awful!  Was this actually designed for an MT?  This is complicated, SO much mouse-clicking, and so SLOOOW - I am boring myself to sleep.  Typing is easy and quick but moving from report to report - Good Grief!  Is there anyone who has used this?  Are there any tips you could give me? 
It is a SUPER FINGER reference .. DANE COOK PEOPLE... good grief.
Amazing you wasted those brain cells analyzing what didn't need analyzed. TIME WELL SPENT! geesh.
God forbid the poor poster made a mistake by posting on the wrong board!! Good grief!
if someone puts up with crap for 5 years... they deserve the crap!! good grief... grow a set and get
Why be so secretive?
To Gourd Painter: I have no idea who you are. I only know you're leaving because you said so in your post! So, since I don't know who you are or the company you work for, kindly share this information with the rest of us. You have nothing to lose!!!
Okay, I'll make it easy for you.  I worked for Transtech Medical in Houston, Texas.  In the past I posted as TT112.  Does that remove the secrecy?  Go ahead, call me a liar; I averaged about $30/hour, no normals other than those I made myself.  And $30/hour is not what I consider a lot of money.  Back to gourd painting.....
I wonder if TT has always been this secretive and bad at communicating?
When a company is secretive about who they are, they are trying to hide something.
I won't respond to someone that does not say who they are because you have no clue whether or not they are even legitimate.
Outsourcing - Why are companies so secretive about

about the accounts they are outsourcing?  Should they really be doing things they are not proud of?  Does anyone in management take into consideration the fact that these foreign typists (and I will not call them transcriptionists because most of them are lousy) contribute nothing to our economy - it just pulls money and jobs away from the United States.  In fact, India has banned most US imports so they do not even contribute to our economy by purchasing anything made or produced in the US.  

This is the holiday season and work is normally slower anyway, but who is going to be able to afford to even buy a present if we have no work? 

I just posted signs around a very large doctors' group who has a lot of workman's comp cases and informed the patients that their medical records were being transcribed overseas.  The unions are now pulling  their insurance agreements away from this group and directing them to doctors who support local employment.   You can make a difference in this world!!   Being complacent is not going to help anyone. 





not to be redundant but i also am happy with my job at MQ
plenty of work, bonuses, bene's, etc. But on rare occasions when i have a problem and don't get a quick response to an e/mail, i call and/or send a copy of e/m to higher-up. Communication is of the essence with any job/relationship. If folks are not responsive, be more assertive.
Yes, CORRECTLY. Redundant.
I hate to be redundant, but they can make anyone's

life miserable who visits this board, whether they're affiliated with OSi or not (and I'm not)!  They are serving one good purpose, though.  This morning my current employer looked pretty bad; now they're looking a lot better. 

<~~~~~~~~~~~~making the sign of the cross and staying as far away from this company and these "employees" as I can get!

Redundant Message -- Also stiffed by TTS
Worked for TTS for a few weeks in March, had a gut instinct to quit after that short time. They have never paid me 1 cent since March. I kept emailing the owner nice messages, thought maybe they were ticked because I quit. Apparently not. Today, after seeing these post it's sickening to see that so many other MTs have had trouble with this bunch, that this has apparently been a chronic MO for them. (I too received emails about problems with payroll and turned off IM.) And, I thought for the past months I was being singled out for some reason when I quit working for them the end of March. Had I not come to the boards today I'd have thought it was me. Have never been stiffed by a service before. Very strange feeling. And, what they demand you learn with the account specs in like 24 hours to become productive. Joke of jokes. I would just die if this was my company's reputation. I've written it off--guess they just hope people will go away and quit asking. Sadder but wiser MT in Indiana.
Sorry that was dumb.. current and new..sounded redundant..LOL nm

It just seems redundant to keep asking about the low work and 15 people answer, that's all.
Grief on rad platform

I have a lot of ESL, but I do OK with it.  When the software works, I make better money than at my last job.  But I left my last job in part because I was not allowed to have a life.  That has suddenly become the case here.  For the last 3 weeks there have been problems with the way our programs interact with the client's.  When nothing is working, they want us to stayed glued to our desks and keep trying to see if it works now.  You never know when it will come back up, and they rarely notify you if it does, because it might work for some and not for others.  This leads to tons of unpaid time trying to work, and never a day off, because your days off are spent scrambling to make up hours.  I have begged for a secondary but so far have been refused because there will be a big backlog when it comes back up.  That would be OK, but then they approve OT and other people take all the work and I'm stuck with no job available as I try to make up hours.  I'm starting to feel doom and dread every time I turn on the computer - will I be able to work, or will I be forced to sit around for hours again today and give up yet another weekend? 

MQ has caused more grief
to MTs than any other company on the planet. I personally know two MQ MTs who had to go bankrupt.
I don't know about silly, but it is causing OSi grief.
mission accomplished!!