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That's a shame -- did you call the office? Maybe they sent your shirt to someone else sm

Posted By: LTMT on 2009-05-19
In Reply to: I got mine yesterday. I really like it and appreciate the fact that they sent them (sm) - Cambria

and they got the wrong size too.  Just a thought. 

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I am having a T-shirt made, "My job was outsourced to India, and all I got was this lousy T-shirt
I'm sure if you call the office they would say why.
Why not call the office and ask them. THey have
been talking cheaper insurance for years. 
Why don't you just call the office and ask where
your piece of the pie is? I'm sure if you demand something you will get it!
Call the office - SM
We have a new HR person now. Just call the office and they will make sure that you are taken care of.
You need to call the office if you are finding this. They will fix it. They did for me and it has
great for the past 19 months since I did that.
Hardly ever happens. I suggest you call the office. (sm)
Must be a problem with your connection. 
Call their 800 office number and ask nm.
They definitely don't take that long, so please call the office.
Agree....call the office and ask (sm)
for Becky, then tell her what is going on.
Call Becky at the office. 630-739-5520. She will have this
taken care of immediately.
Call the office and hopefully they will follow up with more work. nm
Why not call the corporate office / payroll? nm
Call Anthony at the office and let him know you are waiting or if you have sm
S. Cryer's email address, send an email to her and she will help you. She is the one who trained me. If this does not get deleted, it is scryer@softscript.com

Does anyone happen to have the number to call Amherst MQ office. Thanks much.
I would send in your resume or call the office. Some accounts do not
use phone lines at all and are internet only. My account is an 800# but I am not sure if there are any openings on my account.
I started 2 weeks to the day. I would call the office direct if I were you. sm
That does not sound right. Maybe the person you are working with dropped the ball. I would call the office. They are there until 5:30 or later on Fridays. (630)553-3680. This is not private info. It is on their ad.
Get proactive!!! Pick up the phone and call the office?? NM
Call the office and ask to speak w/ Debbie Hood
I have been there 4 years and there are many happy MTs. Call the office, not the sour grapes on thi
Talk to your leads or call the main office to see if you can get a backup account...
I have been there for over a year too and have always had plenty of work...
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.
Been there...done that...got the t-shirt.
I was hired for MQ QA. I waited 3 mths then finally got an email. The lady acted as if I had been hired a few days before. I responded, waited some more...finally got the call to start for real. The gals I worked with were great but upper management sucked. My thoughts today: I'm glad I left.
I had a friend who nearly lost her shirt in the DRC thing
I, too, can see the handwriting on the wall. Like GhostMom, I got out. I am doing technical writing, something I have done before. (I have a scientific grad degree and it looks like it is time to use it.)
Yes, they offer I think 4 weeks at full pay or 8 weeks at half pay. Call the office
and talk to them about it. You wont lose your job. They aren't like that.
Shame, SHAME on you people

for putting the MDI/Transcend people down!!!   When the offshoring, mergers, sales, etc.  knocks on YOUR door, as it surely will in time, will you still be so self-centered?  I am glad the moderator is allowing them time to discuss their plight and I am reading every post and thinking what I can do to help.  I am only one little person but I'm speaking loudly about the MT industry to anyone and everyone who might be able to help.  I spoke this morning with a person who knows an MT who works for one of the local  hospitals that has their MTs working from home.  This person told me they are ultraflexible and the MT she knows takes time off to go for a massage.  I left my number with our mutual friend and asked her to have her call me, I would  like to find out how they have made this work.  Sure sounds like going for a massage beats sitting around waiting for work from some MTSO and imagine the flexibility allowing her to do that!  I also spoke with an MT who has worked for one of the BIG MTSOs for over a dozen years.  She is not willing to trust another MTSO so she went part-time with the BIG one and took a full-time job waitressing where she says she  makes much more money.   She is so far behind she is in fear of having to file for bankruptcy!   Now THAT is pathetic.  If she can't make a living in MT anymore it is doubtful anyone can under the current working conditions.  I know nothing about MDI or Transcend but those aren't the only MTs who are suffering for lack of work and it seems more are in the boat every day. 

Please have patience with these, your brothers and sisters.  You may think this can never happen to you but I assure you it CAN and more than likely WILL sooner or later.

So if you have a question you'd like to ask, fire away,  I'll answer if I know the answer.

Shame, Shame, Spheris

I just noticed on Spheris's new CS platform on one of my backup accounts (one that happens to also be offshored to India), that not only is a patient's SSN available, birth date, but also the home address and personal phone number.  I've never understood why a SSN has always been available, since it is never used to identify a patient, but now all the other personal info is available on this particular account; however, is not available on my primary account (which interestingly is not offshored).  I am absolutely appalled that Spheris has made available all this private information, and none of it is required to identify a patient in order to transcribe a report, as the patient is only identified by name and/or account numbers.  It scares me that a patient's complete identity is available to any disreputable person with access and willing to profit from this info. 

The main office was in Bolingbrook but they built an office in Yorkville last fall. SM
I think that the owners live in Yorkville, so it was built close to their house. Nice office, just pretty far out.
Just curious, is the MQ Nashville office the old Lanier office? nm
I don't work in the office and never claimed to. I am just saying that since the new office open
October with everyone of the admin staff in one place, these problems do not occur any more.
Can't get paid in the office if you don't work in the office.
JLG has MT's working at home, not in the office, not to mention working out of state.  The mail is the only way to get paid since they have temporarily suspended direct deposit.  The only ones getting paid on time are the ones that do work in the office, like the management and people answering the phone. 
Closed FW office, Indianapolis office too. nm
Yes, call waiting works. I also have call forwarding from my home line
that is such a shame.

I have lots of work.  What kind of account were you on?  The platform I am on is great and the sound quality is the best I have ever worked on.  When it did start to get slow for me, they gave me another account and then told me I could have another on top of those 2 if I  needed it.

Funny how things can be so different for people.

The shame is that many of your
colleagues who are scheduled to work do not hold up their end often forcing the company to add others to keep the work covered.  It is a shame with fault on both ends of the stick we keep poking each other with.
And it would be a shame if somebody.....
ACTUALLY put their real name on here and had enough maturity to say who they are --- Gee! If you mean what you say, you shouldn't be afraid to say who you are especially if you are legitimate. And if you are legitimate, anybody that has any common sense would know this is not how you take care of a problem - in a grown up world at least.
None taken.....it's a shame, isn't it? nm
What a shame
I worked for them when they were HealthScribe and I hated them. I left as soon as my 6-month sentence was up and I never looked back. I was hoping that with the Spheris merger things might have gotten a bit better, but it's apparent they haven't. Reading this brought back so many memories (all unpleasant). It's really a shame - they give the transcription field a bad name.
It's a shame, they used to be

very well respected. I worked there for a little more than a year and saw things happen that I did not agree with (training in Trinidad, etc..).

I never really had a problem with management. My first manager was promoted (she was great). The lady who replaced her...I think she bit off more than she could chew and realized that the position was too much for her. Then my team finally got a new manager and she was nice as well.

To me, the pay scale was not hard to figure out. It was based on lines per hour, QA score and how much work you sent through to QA. It was, unfortunately, on the low side. The account I was on was very good, so I didn't have a problem meeting my line count. I have heard that the recruiter they have now (who is not the recruiter that hired me) couldn't explain how the pay scale worked.

All in all I felt they were a decent company. The Trinidad thing made quite a few people nervous and unsettled. I was one that was uncomfortable with it. I thought the grass would be greener on the other side, but it wasn't. Honestly, I would go back if offered. I miss the flexible scheduling and the account I was on.



its a shame
that its happening and also the poor MT that have lost respect also.
Shame on him then!!
Shame on him then!!!
shame on you all

And you are NOT a class act.  You are dishonest.  That unemployment money comes out of my pocket (government = taxes).  It's not money from Keystrokes.  You were working; therefore, you don't deserve unemployment.  (Duh!)  I don't care if you got the account from hell.  Too bad.  Life's not fair.  Move on and work for your money.  

What a shame.
What a shame that any company would jeopardize the livelihoods of its employees for such obvious disrespect of the law and for a person who certainly has a right to live their life without the intrusion of their employer. Who of us can give 100% to their job if we have family and other responsibilities? It shows the extreme short-sightedness and disregard of common law that this man has. I hope that people remember this when they see his ads for employment and that hard working MTs steer clear of a company such as this. Ego that is so inflated as to think you are above the statutes that govern how you do business is just too much .. I hope this woman takes him to the cleaners! Her intention was to return to work. He has no right to determine whether or not she can give 100%, most particularly for such an owner, good luck with that!
What a shame
Such a shame that companies ruin their own reputations by permitting unprofessional ''Ms Nasties to run rampant. They miss out on some good/sharp MTs who simply refuse to work with unprofessional rude people with obvious issues. To put up with silly whimsical nit-picking QAs is bad enough, but rude supervisors who abuse their little modicum of authority is enough to make many an expert MT say thanks but no thanks and move on.
And shame on you
for making assumptions which have no basis in fact. No one squashed the crap (is gutter language necessary in your posts?) out of anyone. I was merely stating something that anyone should have known. And no, I do not work for MDI. Stating you had no work is not legally actionable, but casting aspersions on another's character is. And yes, I quote the Golden Rule and live by it.
That's a shame
sorry for your boyfriend's loss. :(
Shame on you WMX. Shame on you!
All of your talk about being bold and being better than the rest, I actually feel nauseated. You are no better than the rest. I am so disgusted with this industry and what you are doing to us.
that's a real shame
sorry to hear they sold out in such a huge way... they didnt used to think this way.
That's a shame but hang in there

I'm do a different platform/client, but I also hired in this summer, and went through a rough time at first.  I talked to my supe, and after changing my schedule a bit and taking on two secondaries, things have become much better, and there's actually been OT on my accounts for the last few weeks.

Check the backlogs on the community page.  Some accounts regularly have OT approved (its in the little box at the top left, who's approved for OT and for how long).  Maybe you can get trained on some of those.  Are you willing to change your schedule at all?  My accounts consistently have certain heavier days than others, and before I was off during the heavy days.  My supe asked me to shift my schedule and it has made a very positive difference.

And what a darn shame too, because if there
wasn't the MT no one else would have a job.
That's a shame about the increase
excited to be getting to work for that company.  Keystrokes has a high plan too and are looking into it, but I've read that on here for over a year now.  I guess I have nothing nice to say, so I'd better be quiet.  Sometimes saying too many good things can jinx us!