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WRONG! Their payment policy is (sm)

Posted By: Stop the rousing & post correct info. on 2008-07-20
In Reply to: Proveros....sm - lulu

Pay periods run from 1-15th, and 16-30 or 31st of each month. Payment is twice monthly. PLEASE NOTE: For example; If you begin your employment with them today, July 20, you would work from July 20 to 31st (that's 12 days). You THEN add the 30 days, meaning you will be paid after having worked 42 days. If you're going to make a post regarding a subject matter as paramount such as this, make **** sure it is accurate. I am reporting your post under the guidelines of being defamatory.

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WRONG! Their payment policy is (sm)
Pay periods run from 1-15th, and 16-30 or 31st of each month. Payment is twice monthly. PLEASE NOTE: For example; If you begin your employment with them today, July 20, you would work from July 20 to 31st (that's 12 days). You THEN add the 30 days, meaning you will be paid after having worked 41 days. If you're going to make a post regarding a subject matter as paramount such as this, make ***** sure it is accurate. I am reporting your post under the guidelines of being defamatory.
Yes I have been paid. Payment has definitely not been a problem. I received payment on the 19th. nm
Tying payment to their payment is fine
if they tell you that up front. Once bitten, twice shy.
WRONG! WRONG! WRONG! We turn down work because so many hospitals are sm
calling wanting a company that keeps work in the USA. The trend was stronger a few years ago before it all came to light about poor quality, the woman in Pakistan who threatened to post medical records on the web, 911, etc. There are hospitals who look for US-only and they are the MAJORITY not the minority. Definitely seeing the tide turn on offshore from an MTSO perspective, both MTs and customers!!!!!
They still have not paid me although Sonja Sacoleman made a promise on contacting me for payment but up to now... still nothing!
Alliance Payment Anyone??
Anyone receive payment recently from Alliance?  Waiting for over a month.  Told they pay weekly when hired.  TIA
eScription Payment
Yes, when you become accustomed to editing, you can generally edit at a rate of 400 to 700 lines per hour. It usually takes about a month or two to get used to the editing process. It is important that you learn the eScription shortcuts in the beginning, so that you don't get bad habits. In particular, ALT-K is very important to learn.

Ascend Payment
I am working for Ascend now for three uears. They have a policy of each 15 day pay period paid 15 days after the period is closed. If the disbursement date is on week end it will get delayed. I never had an issue and I average about $0.12 per line.

There are folks who do not complete their paperwork or do not submit their production data on time do get their pay delayed.

Ascend also gave me a loan last year and subtracted agreed upon installment from my earned wages.

I like working for them. Plenty of work, good pay.
Yes, I received my payment
Yes, I have received my payment as promised. 
Never payment issues
with TransTech...never.
Payment at DeVenture
I have been working for them for over a year and have never had a late payment.
Demand for payment
Send her a demand for payment letter with 10 days to pay you. Send it certified with return receipt. State that further action will be taken if payment is not received by you in 10 days, and add that interest will begin to accrue on the balance. In the meantime, see if you can find other MTs who are owed money by this same person. If it's only you, they know you won't take the trouble to travel to their state to file in small claims court. If you have several people, you can file a class action suit in federal court. That's what worked for me a few years ago with a company in California.
No payment from MTSO

I was hired my a MTSO without asking for my social security number or driver's license.  I did not sign an IC agreement or HIPPA paperwork.  She only verbally told me what I was and verbally did not want any contracts signed. I was told I was a subcontractor, but I refuse to work anymore for her.  She is now telling me she cannot cut me a check without having my SS#.  I am telling her cut my check and then we can make arrangements for her to pick up her computer.  Who is right?  I have no gurantee that she is going to pay me and why ask for my SS number now?

There were payment issues with them in the past. Don't know about now. nm
But weren't there payment issues??
There have been payment problems with them. Hayseed
used to work for them but quit.  Don't know if she has posted any of that here or just on another board. 
I would send a demand for payment
that you have that as proof.  Give them x amount of days to pay up or you will take further legal action.  Also make note in the letter of the disconnected telephone number.  Then you'd need to file a complaint for the money due. 
Payment of taxes question
You don't have to wait and pay your estimated taxes quarterly? I thought it had to be done that way. Please let me know. Thanks.
Landmark had some payment issues last year. nm
With an old history of payment issues, I wouldn't even
There have been payment problems in the past. Check the
No payment-Accustat in South Carolina
No payment
Isnt this the company with intermittent payment
Rather than worrying about notice here, if my house payment
were in jeopardy, I'd hightail it to another position ASAP. Then, I would not put this company on my resume, and if you were there for a short time, just say you took time off for a brief period to research jobs. To me, my bread and butter need not be played with. And the creditors think that even more. Good luck to you, but whatever you do, remember it is not you, it is there are more cheesy MTSOs in this business than not.
Should you keep working as an IC when you haven't received payment from last month?
I am working as an IC and still have not received payment from last month.  I also had to pay $75 deposit for their software.  My MTSO recieved my invoice from last month and nothing.  They just keep sending me work and I am still being nice.  My sister said no money, no work and do not do the work until I get my check.  Is she right?  My MTSO has recieved my invoice and let me know they have it.  Any suggestions?
Comments from last year said they were very unorganized and had payment issues. nm
There was a post about payment issues back in February. nm
They used to dock for errors and late payment was an issue. Don't know about recently. nm
Said to have payment issues in the past. Needed Office 2003
My understanding was that in order to receive Medicare/Medicaid payment sm
providers will be required to have EMR.
You are wrong! Here is the ad. I got it too. There are no words spelled wrong and the caps are pa
This is pasted from the bottom of the email blast.

Why are you trying to stir up trouble? Keystrokes does not send ANYTHING offshore.

Here is the email blast from ILHIMA. The KS logo is at the top but does not paste here:

Rapid Turnaround, Guaranteed Accuracy, Measurable Cost Savings, U.S.A. Only, & Personal Service. These are our Five Stars of Excellence Promise. Find out what they can mean for you today. Email Pam.Gingrich@KeystrokesMT.com today!

Time for a registered letter to them with a copy of your invoice for payment within 10 days or
Digital Dictation Services - MARY GLEASON, Stiff on Payment, BEWARE
This is a sole proprietor, who will let you try out for a couple weeks, and then stiff on payment.  She is all nicey nice in the beginning but look out, she will rip you off big time. Do not work for unless you like working for nothing.
been there, done that. That's the policy.
Yes, they have a policy on
employees posting on forums.

If you post on a forum, you are not supposed to talk about the company in any form. You are not supposed to visit sites like that on their computer either.

If they catch you at it? Termination. They have that right, whether we agree with it or not. You need to look at the employee handbook.
I had a policy that was better than what
most companies offer.   There are many companies out there and each agent can have a different premium for the same insurance.  I was able to get the same insurance I had with DH company for about $200 less and it was very good insurance. 
Policy is that you must use PTO (sm)
but this will depend a little on your supervisor. If she knows your account's been low anyway, and you've documented your out-of-work situation through the Community page, AND if you've shown some willingness to keep checking back in case work becomes available, she might be more flexible with you.

I can honestly say I've found my own supervisor to be excellent about this, especially during the summer slowdowns.

Of course, it's hard to keep checking back in if you have another job to get to! Congratulations, by the way, and best of luck to you.
This is my new policy too. SM
I am also a CMT and from now on, I will require pay info and insurance info up front.  No testing will occur until this information is given.  I am also a CMT, I have that to back up my skills, there should be no question that I can do the job.
That has been the policy for the many years I have been at MW. sm
Near the beginning of the year we are asked to decide which holidays we will work and which ones we would prefer to have off. That gets submitted to your team leader for approval. The 6 are Memorial Day, July 4, Labor Day, Thnxgiving, Xmas, and New Year's. You must work 3 of those.
MQ notice policy
I am leaving MQ (Columbus office), have accepted another position. Does anyone know MQ's policy on termination. I would like to be nice and give them 2 weeks, but if I do, are they just going to tell me goodbye and no more work? I'm an SE, so I could just wait until I start my new position, then fulfill my SE lines at night for 2 weeks.

Any input appreciated.

But from the posting policy above it says...
Third -- No company-specific information, i.e., account names, privileged information, posting of internal memorandums/communication, etc. Company names themselves are, indeed, permitted. Do not name specific accounts or copy/paste the memo that made you upset at work.

It says company names are permitted....?

I believe they have changed the policy about (sm)
bonus lines for reaching next level. 
You can get a private policy for less than that and probably
better insurance too.   At that price I don't think they are absorbing any of the cost, so it really isn't a benefit.  
I'm looking right at the policy: 16 hrs a week.
Go take a look.

MTStars Ad Policy
That USED to be the policy - but according to the www.mtstars.com homepage:  The hands of time cannot be turned back on the widespread transfer of information globally and as of January 1, 2006, MTStars opened itself up to include the global environment. MTStars limits this only to allow US Transcription Services that outsource offshore to post open jobs seeking US QA Editors. DIRECT offshore posting, communication, solicitation is still prohibited.  Translation:  Only companies that are BASED offshore are not to advertise through this site.  Hope this helps!

Get a private policy. You s/b able to get
a very good policy for half that.  Call local agents in your area and get several quotes. 
New policy on Spi account
They just sent out a memo on one of their accounts that getting a date wrong in the demographics is written up first offense, second offense is 3 days off without pay.  How's that for incentive?
time-off policy
I have been there 2.5 years and now they are saying EVERY time you are away from your computer you have to enter into HRO and you only get 2 flexes per month.  Well, I have kids and somtimes they take more time than that.  They suggest I work a different schedule, but that would be at night and that is when we are all home and I don't want to work then.  I have big issues right now and I'm looking elsewhere.  Thanks for letting me vent!! 

Someone was inquiring about MQ PT positions.  We received a letter on this a few months ago and this is directly from that letter. 

Effective 10/01/2007 Regular PT employees will be required to work at least 24/hr a week.  MTs who cannot commit to a work schedule that provides for a minimum 24/hr per week will be reclassified as Flexible PT.  Flexible PT employees are rquired to produce weekly minimum of 2,000 lines and minimum 100/hr.  The number of hours worked is determined by the employee in conjunction with his/her supervisor based on workload availability.

Hope this summary is helpful to those who wanted to know.

Why not just get a private policy? Unless you have
pre-existing conditions you can get your own policy that may be cheaper than what you can get through work and then you aren't tied to a company for insurance only and you don't have to worry about a lap in insurance if you change jobs. 
Honest is the best policy!!
I have been going through company after another that continue to hide the truth about their accounts.  For example, ATSI is posting again for a large hospital account.  Guess what!!  The recruiter did not tell the truth.  They hired MTs and guess what, when the MTs got a taste of that large hospital account, they all quit and ATSI is posting again for the same hospital.  ATSI is paying 8 cpl for this horrid, horrid hospital account.  Plenty of gastly ESLs with samples emailed to you.  You cannot pull any prior reports.  Why not tell MTs the truth, offer them more money to work on these accounts and allow them all the time in the world to get to know them. Why keep posting advertisements and MTs take the bait, when they find out the truth they quit.  Honesty is the best policy, why not give it a try.