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One gave small gift cards ($25). Another...

Posted By: eve on 2006-12-16
In Reply to: x-mas bonus - samantha

sent homemade cookies/candy. Another one, nothing. Current one sends out a big gift box of various stuff. Actual signifant cash money? Never for me.

Do they owe us anything? No. I don't think so.

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Did you ever get anything? I'm perplexed why some people got just cards, some got card and gift c
and some of us nothing.  I can't imagine they forgot some people but it's starting to look that way. Oh well, at least we have work.
Transcend is playing games, giving gift cards
and doing contests (poetry) and others. There is a contest for a big screen TV.

Transcend cares about its employees
Last year, from Keystrokes we got Blockbuster gift cards for Christmas and for MT week sm
we got candles and candy. I always get a birthday card too, which is very nice.
Nothing from Transcend, although I heard others got gift cards or at least a card. I've worked th
several years so if it was just a case of being forgotten that is still pretty pathetic. How do you forget your employees, especially when you get junk bulk mail from there regarding nothing that involves you..but at Christmas you were forgotten. Oh well, I have work and for that I am grateful so I'll be nice...
Merry Christmas to you too! I think it is great that Transcend sends out gift cards to employees.
I wonder how many other companies do that. Let's see, with over 1000 transcriptionists that is 25,000.

Again, thank you Transcend!
I worked for a small mom & pop too and they gave me a 30-day notice

that they had lost the account.  They asked that I stay through the 30 days, which I did, and I appreciated the fact that they told me ahead of time.   I'm not going to starve or lose my house if I'm out of work a week, but there are many MTs who would be in a real bind if they lost a week of work.  There are lots of companies hiring so getting another job isn't the issue.  You have to submit a resume, go through an interview and testing, and then if you are hired you have to get setup and go through training, and they may end up having to take the first job that comes along because they need a job.  If we are expected to give a 2-week notice, why can't we expect the same from the company.  

I didn't believe the rumors either, but stopping DD is a red flag that something is going on.    

No, we got a small Valentine's gift that looks like a paper weight/ memo holder??
Christmas gift appreciated, but turns out not to be a gift if there is no work the day after

Christmas Day.  Yes, it was $25.00 (twenty-five).  I lost that much this morning when there was NO WORK.  I had so hoped to have a good paycheck this pay period, and was working very hard to have one -- as I need the money SO BAD.

I was appreciative of the $25, rather than some kind of novelty advertising token with company logo on it, like some MTSO's would give to a prospective client, etc.  Oh, yes, I made very good use of the $25.  I took it and paid my high-speed internet bill, a necessary tool for working my job --  which the $25 was very much short of paying that phone charge.

THANK YOU TT for the $25. 

TransTech MT week gift??? OR just low work gift??

Have any of  you rec'd anything from TT for MT week gift yet?

I once gave my notice when I was in a non-MT position, gave

2 weeks, but the person I was supposed to train felt like she knew my job better than I did (although she knew squat) and was a pain to deal with, never on time, etc. so I only worked about a week of my notice before I left and told the person I was supposed to train that since she knew more than I did have at it.  Anyway the owner wouldn't pay me for vacation.  I filed a complaint with the labor board and they were more than happy to get my money for me.

Breitner can threaten all they want to.  If you can document that you are owed monies, if Breitner can't prove that you aren't owed monies the labor board will be glad to collect your money.  I would also file a complaint with the Attorney General .   I have heard several people have had payment issues with them while the still worked for them.  If people are willing to let them get away with it by just chalking it up to experience, then they will continue to try to get away with it.  I'd contact the IRS too.   I don't know what Breitner thinks they can do to you - let them threaten all they want to.  A word of advice - DOCUMENT, DOCUMENT, DOCUMENT.  

Those mag cards!

Forgot about them.  Those sucker were huge!

Another thing, I told my daughter about what my doc said this morning and guess what she told me?  She said when she goes to her doc she is given a laptop and has to fill out her own record.  She said it takes just about forever, which is probably what is going to happen with a lot of the EMRS.  Can you just imagine the mistakes that can produce.  She said then the doctor just reads the computer and doesn't ask any questions.  I never................  Is this what health care is going to come to?  Next we'll probably have the computer making the diagnosis and prescribing treatment and never even see a physician.

I received the e-cards as well - sm
I'll bet we have the same liason! I really like her and thought it was very thoughtful of her to take the time to do this.
Transcend does more than Thank you cards...
We get it - you are unhappy. I love the company and many others do. There are a lot of companies out there. Why do you stay?
cards are cheap... and so is the thought.
Have gotten cards from them svl times over the years. nm
I work for MQ and have never gotten a x-mas bonus, only cards. sm
Not even from the company they acquired 8 years ago.

I really doubt a company this big can give x-mas bonuses. With over 6,000 employees that is a lot of money to fork over. Plus with Philips Electronics wanting out of MQ, do not think even higher ups will get bonuses this year.
My company sent us E-CARDS this year. sm
They were too cheap to spring for a an actual paper holiday card with postage.
A freaking email card. Yeah, no gift card attached to that baby, either.

Ah, yesssss. Cards. I usually toss em right away,
I do hang onto the blank envelopes to use for sending things like homemade get-well cards, thank-you cards, etc. to friend. And my kittens are having a ball with the box the now-shattered coffee mug came in. It's all good. Almost.
Also Christmas cards, etc., should have been taken care of way before the accts
Maybe we'll get Ramadan cards next year.
I used to do HR for an MTSO and sometimes cards took a while but the coverage was in place. sm
if they have taken the deductions out, don't panic. With the holidays and the way they fell this year with Thanksgiving and Christmas so close, a lot of companies were closed a lot. My SIL works for MetLife and they were closed all but 2 days each week between holiday parties and actual holidays, so perhaps that is what the holdup is. The insurance card is important but you are covered without it if you have been paying!
Spheris --sending out recruitment post cards?

Any one else get these things?  Don't they offshore?  I could have swore I saw some things on here about them running out of work. 

Just wondering

I so totally relate! I go back to the days of mag-cards,
I took a Wang course at the local Jr. College because my boss said they were getting one. Suffered through a year of typical school garbage: a semester of 'The History of Word Processing'; a semester of classroom work for Wang information; then another semester of lab -- made all the more exasperating because the PC I'd been assigned to kept breaking down on my lab nights. Ah, yes. The good old days.

But at least back then, a person could rent an apartment and fill their refrigerator on what we were paid. Remember that? Nowadays it's nothing but a distant memory...............
Yes I did. I thought it was an oversight on their part to not send cards, guess not.
Xmas coming. New company, thinking about sending Xmas cards. (sm)

Thought about just sending one to the office in general, is this tacky?  I actually am in contact with some of them more than my direct supervisor. 

How do you all handle this, if you send cards at all, that is.  This is a fairly small, very family oriented type company.  If I were still with MQ you can bet I wouldn't even though my supervisors over the years did always send out a card to me on Xmas.  I just never felt very festive when I was working there.

What gift....
I have never received even a card from Precyse and I have worked for them going on 4 years now. The odd thing, however, is that I get a Valentine's day present and an MT week present...maybe they don't celebrate Christmas, who knows. 
No gift for me . . . nm
Maybe it's a Christmas gift
in appreciation of a year of hard work.  Does Amphion ever send Christmas gifts to MTs?  If so, why gripe?
Christmas Gift
Those morons sent me chocolates for Christmas.  Unfortunatley my son was here to accept delivery.  I would have sent it back.  I'd much rather have my PAY!!!  They have the nerve to have BONUS pay in their ad for new MTs when they can't even pay the ones that are working there now.  I was on their payroll, so it had nothing to do with IC invoicing.  I think they guesstimate at lines because they are never close to what I have actually typed.  Glad I'm done with them!
Christmas Gift?
My gift  was an email from the company wishing me a Merry Christmas and then they sent out emails Christmas Eve and Christmas day asking MTs to log in and work some;-)
mt week gift
Just ask us MTs from Heartland what we got!!!! enuff said
I received a gift as well. s/m
I really appreciated it as I have only been working for this company for a few months.  It's nice to be remembered at all.
how about gift certificate
for a spa/massage/parafin hand treatment/ something like that to soothe our aches and pains. A custom deluxe office chair or keyboard. I could go on, but I'm sure you don't want to hear my wish list.
I think a gift card (sm)
Wal*Mart, Amazon.com, something like that.  It's the thought that counts.  It's nice to feel appreciated!
Just got a little gift from PMedcom :)
No card, but Im assuming its for MT week!!  :)
Thanks for the MT week gift
Your thoughtfulness never ceases to amaze me. I love Olive Garden!
Did you ever get your gift for MT week?
We received email to expect something in the mail over a week ago, mine never arrived. 
MT week gift
received a wonderful picnic throw from Deventure
Oops,that should go under TT gift down below. nm
Gift from Transcend! :) nm
We get a gift---last year, ...sm
one of those big insulated lunch carriers, the year before that a throw with the company name embroidered on it, the year before a duffel bag.
E-gift certificate from
To use at various stores online...Merry Christmas
I get $100 gift card from my doc plus
a wonderful card thanking me for all the hard work I do all year round, and my company sends a $25 gift check.
Christmas gift-OSi
Got a card,coffee mug with coffee, and lines that day. Also had pay deposited a day or so earlier, and that's much better than I've heard from other companies, at least pay-wise.
It is really bad when you "EXPECT" a gift.
Gift card
Hey, maybe for someone an extra $25 would come in handy. We do not know each others situations. The one thing I do know is the amount of income lost this year as compared with the past.

No, the poster was saying that it would be nice to be recognized, that we are not computers placing words into computers, that there is actually someone somewhere making sure that the work is accurate, on time, and profitable. None of us have our collective hands out..
That is an excellent gift!

I love aprons - it's kind of neat to get something with your company's logo on it, usually those are things you can't buy. 

Appreciate those of you that gave
helpful responses
Well you just gave yourself away on who you are.
You really need to try and hold it in
Yep but many of us gave above and beyond for that
company and to be lied to and treated like we were in the end is a disgrace.  If you're happy good for up, but with their ethics I wouldn't work for them again. 
You are not alone. Me, I gave up. nm.