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Good grief, take a Xanax.

Posted By: whew on 2009-04-22
In Reply to: Or a sensible employee - Yes, PLEASE quit!!!


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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.

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
Good grief! Not secretive at all, just trying not to be redundant
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
thank you, XanaX
I have decided not to take that job.  Maybe it's time to get out of MTing altogether as all the companies nowadays seem to be disreputable.  Is there no company out there like it used to be????
Take your Xanax
First off I stated I do not read these boards but about once a month, and only then new posts, recent stuff going on. Again, sorry I did not pick the exact day this company had bad posts. What I did state was that I was looking around and found this site advertised in my local paper, and then I said I had no interest in the company for myself (which was because they only seemed interested in training newbies). I only passed on the info to the newbies on this board to be HELPFUL. THEY are totally responsible for doing their own research/homework on any company listed on this board, not me. That probably means searching the archives, checking BBB, etc. I do NOT do homework for others, I only put out the possible lead. If I were to do this for everyone before I post, I would have a business of my own wouldn't I?? I am in no way recommending this company. Show me where I was doing that in my post. Bottom line, I have no due diligence to anyone on this board as far as backing up what I post. I openly stated I knew nothing about this company, meaning what? Yep, exactly. DO YOUR HOMEWORK. See if I ever try to pass on any info again, whether helpful or not!

Actually from your post it sounds as if YOU were scammed by TransSCAM! LOL, sure does since you are so passionate about it. Sorry you were scammed, if you were....
prozac is not XanaX

Thanks for the credit, but there are more than one of us out there who were treated unjustly at FN.  If the truth hurts--- Me think thou doth protest too much.

I agree with Xanax
I started work with VTS 2 weeks ago and they have been great. It seems like a very good company to work for. I was off 100% QA in just over a week.
Why should I take a Xanax in the middle
of the DAY when I am working?
Xanax is to be taken before 'crawling' into bed, it makes you fall asleep. Do you still not get it?

OMG, are you taking Xanax in the middle of the day when you are supposed to MTing? I bet you fall asleep in the middle of the day and then you cannot sleep during the night. Then you take another one, oh me oh my, you do not even follow doctors' instructions.

And one should definitely NOT DRIVE after having taken XANAX, it makes you drowsy and abstain from alcohol.

All things you do not know!


Wow! This is toooooo much!
Xanax - I was told even if I forget to put QA
hold on, my settings were set to 100% QA. I have not worked for them in about 2 weeks and do not intend to do any more with them, but my friend is still there and V just sent them an note stating that they no longer will be on 100% QA, but she was on for 15 months.
I SO hear you.. I'll contact Ms. Xanax for you.
Don't think she gets it, she is just so uptight about Xanax...give her a few more years...sm
then she might actually relax enough to understand when a joke is made and not go off the deep end.  The really sad thing is, this is not the only board she has made the Xanax comments about.  Get real Jan, or maybe it's mar, that's who she reminds me of. 
I'm beginning to suspect it's the Xanax Express n/m
I'll place a call to my buddy Ms. XanaX.
Thank you, I am young. Do NOT drink alcohol if you take Xanax, dummy..
MT advanced to a recruiter, LMAO !

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!!