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Just a heads up on Heartland computer....

Posted By: i_am_mtheaded on 2006-05-09
In Reply to: Heartland... now what do we do? - NiceGirl

I was at Heartland late last year for about 8 weeks total.  Worked nights (12a-8a) and would constantly get calls from my supervisor during the day when I was trying to sleep.  Thank goodness I left then. 

But, I am posting mainly to say that my last check was not direct deposited.  In fact, it was held until I returned the computer.  I did not know they were going to hold the check until I got the packing slips in the mail for the computer.  This is just a heads up.  Please plan in advance for the worst case scenario so you do not get double screwed. 

As far as unemployment, I would call your local Workforce Commission and explain the issue.  Ask them when is the earliest you can file so that maybe there will be as little lag time there as possible.  I would not wait for anything from Heartland, let their HR confirm it with the unemployment agency.  If you got an e-mail confirming the last day, print it and use that as notice.  Here in Texas, you can file on the internet and by phone. I hope it is that easy everywhere else.  

Good luck. 

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but I do believe that she truly cares about the welfare of her MTs, and is not some evil monster sitting on her throne, deliberately overhiring so she can make lots of people suffer.  As you pointed out, it is not even good business sense.

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Speaking of work, I had foot pedal issues last night, so I am behind and should get busy. 

Happy New Year, one last time. 

Thanks for the heads up. I was hired by a national 1 month ago. I am still waiting to finish
training so I can start working.  These companies make you wait 2 months?  That is incredible!  Grrrrrrrrrr. 
Has anyone heard of a company called Heartland Transcription out of Toledo?  A friend of mine has been talking to them and wondered about it, so I told her that since I was online right now I would ask.  Thanks! 
You MUST be their recruiter.


WOW! What paper was this printed in, the post doesn't mention it. Also age discriminations is llegal folks, and just fort he record HIS hired me and I am 58...make me wonder..................nola
I myslef cannot help but wonder what is going on with Heartland. I currently work for them and scared I will end up without a job.