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The deposit is in $50 increments, too. sm

Posted By: Tired on 2007-12-06
In Reply to: But they charge you - rm

After seeing some of the posts today on the board, I just don't understand some MTs.  They come on here complaining about their company for various reasons.  Then, when they are told about actual GREAT companies, they seem to whine about a deposit or state things that are totally not true about a company they know nothing about.

I have been with Axolotl for 2 years.  During this time frame, I can never complain about being without compensation or really lack of work.  They pay great, their benefits are great, the platform is great and management is great.

So, if any MTs are looking for that kind of company, then you should look at Axolotl or you can just be content with your situation and not complain about it.

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It also said it was coming in increments, didn't it?
How much is deposit?TIA NM
$300 deposit is exactly
the reason I didn't accept their offer. Signing an agreement is sufficient IMO

Now there is a $300 deposit. nm
Still with Webmedx but took forever when I left Spheris! It did come, though - guess it had to go through the channels.
Regarding Deposit

There are no rental fees, only a deposit.  This deposit is returned upon receipt of a working computer.

I am not sure how long it will take, as the computers are normally shipped ground and may have been delayed because of the holidays.  Contact the office and verify they have received the computer.  At that time, they can also give you a status on the deposit. 
It took longer for mine because I had moved and the address was not updated. But, from what the paperwork said, the check was sent within a week of receiving it. It took me 8 weeks to get it because of the wrong address. Hope this helps! :)

No there's no deposit. nm
It is refundable when/if you leave the company.  It is for the whole computer to include the tower, monitor, keyboard, mouse, software and footpedal.
Yes they do, for a deposit fee. NM
How much was the deposit?
all about the deposit, and 9 months later I still don't have it back!  I'll be calling them first thing in the morning.
$300 deposit and $50 per pay?
Who pays to work for a company? That's ridiculous. There are plenty of companies out there that don't make you rent their equipment. They probably own that equipment and software free and clear. Think about how much money they are making off each Transcriptionist just for using their equipment.

Sorry to vent but this is one of my pet peeves. Without transcriptionists, they wouldn't be making any money at all. Greedy, greedy, greedy.
Regard deposit
The deposit for the equipment is $250, but like stated before payments are in installments. $25 to $35 per pay period. You should try them. They are a good company to work for. No underlying discrepancies occur there.
I have direct deposit.
I love the platform. It is proprietary software but very VERY user friendly. The staff is great and I really do enjoy it here. And I am serious -- make your own opinion. One or 2 bad apples don't outweigh a couple of hundred happy campers. Our insurance is great -- there is sick leave, holiday, PTO .. it's pretty dang good.
Direct deposit. SM
I just filled out a form for my bank on Monday to have another type of payment set up for direct deposit. So, there's obviously something very, very wrong here.

Good luck.
They pay be direct deposit
Good luck with getting the phone answered.  Does their manager not have a number to call?
Yes, they do have direct deposit. nm
Direct deposit
She has direct deposit now. I even got paid a few days early last week.
No direct deposit
Today is payday and direct deposit not there, still waiting for reason. Apparently ADP problem, not TTS, but still!

I DID sign up for direct deposit.  However, they lost all of my paperwork and paid me as a vendor!!  NOT good!!! 

Direct deposit

I live 20 miles from them, and it took 4 to 5 days to get my check.  The postmark was a timely manner.  A lot just depends on the volume of mail going from whereever they mail the checks from.

They just did start direct deposit for IC's about a month or 2 ago.  I LOVE IT!!!!

I have direct deposit
My pay is in my account every other Saturday bright and early. They have never been late and never messed up my pay. I think if you don't have DD it arrives the middle of the week.
Correct. It is a deposit. -- nm
I had to pay $300 deposit, they take $50 out of each paycheck, sm
it is supposed to be refundable
Direct Deposit?
Can you get your money direct deposited? That's what I do, works great.
You will be charged more than your deposit
The software on a computer is more than the deposit itself. 
Computer deposit
This is not a deposit, it is an ongoing monthly charge to use their equipment. 
Do they do direct deposit? nm
Direct Deposit
I don't know what's going on either. Mine is ALWAYS in the bank on Friday morning, however, when I banked at another bank before this one it was always in there on Saturday morning. This has got me confused. Seems like they would at least have let us know. Hope I don't have some stuff bouncing. I live from payday to payday with as many kids as I have.
I got my direct deposit sm
It was there when I just checked it this morning. Just thought I would give you guys the heads up.
DD's usually go in after 7 a.m. on the day of deposit; please check again.
JLG Direct Deposit
Has anyone gotten a straight answer about direct deposit, if/when it will be started again? 
Don't they have direct deposit?
direct deposit
Like someone stated, it does take a cycle or two for the DD to happen. You probably will get a paper check in the mail. With any job that I have had, it takes 2 weeks or more to get the first check. Sometimes the company will hold the first pay check and then you will get paid during the next pay cycle for the first 2 weeks that you worked. Just call before making any hasty judgments. Put on the board the company name and ask other MTs, that work at the same company, if they have had problems with getting paid. You are not putting your name on the board, just asking a general question-- this way, you can see if the company has problems with paying on time. Many MTs put info like this on this board and it is very helpful in determining what is a good company to work for.
My deposit was in this morning
When did you send your line count to invoices?

I'm not a cheerleader, I just think the good things should be mentioned as well as the bad.
Direct Deposit and IC

The company I work for just announced that it is unethical business practice to direct deposit paychecks for independent contractors, so they will start mailing us our paychecks which will take a minimum of 2 weeks to get.  Where has anyone heard of such a thing???  



is this for rent or a deposit sm
on tis equipment.  If this is a deposit I assume you get your money back if you leave?  If so what are they charging for month for rent?
Yes They have direct deposit. nm
direct deposit
Thanks for the information.
Spheris tried to keep my deposit
after I returned the equipment, sending me a picture of a monitor with a burn place on the corner, which was not the condition mine was in when I returned it. Finally after about 2 months, they refunded my deposit.
direct deposit
If you are talking about the Superior Global out of Plano, Texas, then the answer is no, they do not have direct desposit.  The last I heard, they were working on it, so you might check just to make sure, but I am working for them now and my paycheck is mailed out twice a month, usually gets here a day or two early.
direct deposit
Yes, Superior Global does direct deposit. I have been an IC with them for about 6 months and recently became an employee and I have had direct deposit the entire time.
Direct deposit
...because they could not keep the reserves in the bank. Huh? I don't understand. They still have to pay out the same amount of money each pay day whether it is by check or by direct deposit. I would love to know the real reason why they stopped doing direct deposit. Waiting for a paper check sucks. Then you have to travel to cash or deposit it.

Direct deposit
I have had a couple of MT companies that did not charge me for direct deposit. When my current company told me there was a $5 every 2 weeks for direct deposit, but that it was deductible on my taxes as an expense for a self-employed person, I told them NO THANKS. I hate going to the bank, but will not spend $10 a month to get the money that I have already earned at a pay that is lower that it should be. Give me the check. I will go to the bank when I run other errands to use my time wisely.
A deposit that is refundable when you leave, yes.
That's not the same as renting like MQ does currently.

Yes, the ISP reimbursement is probably platform related. Which one are you on?
Who offers direct deposit for IC?

I have had only one delayed direct deposit and sm
we knew about it in advance. It was an outright error and they admitted it and did not try to tell us some runaround BS. The payroll person put the wrong posting date, one day late, and did not find out until it was after the cut-off time.

Go with direct deposit right away. Snail mail is too unpredictable.

I have a friend who has been IC with them for almost three years (I am newer than her). She told me that she had some problems in the past but not since direct deposit and they always fix them right away.

Make sure you have the dates right though. They threw me at first. If it is a Sat or Sun, they post on Monday not Friday. Once I knew that, I was fine and planned accordingly.

One word of advice is if you have any questions or problems, call Becky as she is the most helpful person I have ever come across working for nationals. She can find an answer or solve anything. I had a problem with a headset a few weeks ago and she had one to me the next day even though it was my fault. I thanked her and told her I hope she never leaves, and she told me she is there forever :)
and almost two years ago. Direct deposit since 9/04. This is why
so many people do not know what is true and what is not.
Do Most Companies Use Direct Deposit?
Do most companies use direct deposit or mail out their checks?
Direct deposit at Medware