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With an old history of payment issues, I wouldn't even

Posted By: consider them. Maybe TransTech? nm on 2007-09-04
In Reply to: Rapid Transcripts? - Shelley


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Never payment issues
with TransTech...never.
There were payment issues with them in the past. Don't know about now. nm
But weren't there payment issues??
Landmark had some payment issues last year. nm
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
Said to have payment issues in the past. Needed Office 2003
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.
I wish people wouldn't be so encouraging. Then maybe we wouldn't constantly run
At my company I'd ask for $18; probably wouldn't get it, but I wouldn't go lower. nm
For a little history.....
TT has never been up front about their line count. I used to work for TT when they told people Disregard the ExText Control I function (wasn't that the line counter?) (just like Ignore That Man Behind the Curtain!!!) Because they finagle their more favorable method but aren't up front about what method it is. Transtech is owned by a real estate investor who owned the building where they are located. You know he's going to use every trick in the book to buy low, sell high. And the fact that other TT MTs won't tell you what method of line counting they are using is suspicious. Everyone cuts their own deal there. And all the TT MTs make the MT Stars readers think that TT is the ULTIMATE place to work. THere are a lot of people that have had bad experiences, too many for just random, do you know what I mean? And the poster deserves kudos for telling us that that the Word counter DOESN'T include headers. Very helpful information when there is so much TT MISINFORMATION being spread on MT Stars.
No more history
They're tired of the complaints, yet won't address the issue. The same people cancel jobs over and over again, so there must be no consequence for it. I guess they think if we can't see it, it doesn't exist, and the cherry pickers can pick and choose all day. I am ready to join them, sick and tired of having miserable jobs dumped on me while they cancel, clock out, wait a few minutes and get back on. We should all do it and then when nobody is doing the worst of the worst, perhaps the situation will be addressed.
Hmmm, care to share? Was this memo sent by your STM, that possibly wasn't sent to everybody? I quickly went through my deleted emails and can't find the one which contained the initial announcement but I certainly don't recall anything in that which gave you instructions to get history via a different route.
Don't know much about history.

Don't know much biology.  Don't know what a slide rule is for.  Don't know much about science books.  Don't remember the French I took....   blah, blah, blah....What a wonderful world it would be.

No, I certainly did not learn anything this morning and wonder why I gave them another half hour of my time so that I could remain completely uninformed.  Oh, except how very EXCITED they are, and we should be too about this.  There was so much excitement in yesterday's and today's calls I'm afraid Dorothy, Don and Carlotta will all hyperventilate! 

Chinese curse:  May you live in interesting times.  Wonder if there's a similar Indian curse?


They still have not paid me although Sonja Sacoleman made a promise on contacting me for payment but up to now... still nothing!
Could someone give me the history
It must have been a great company or something.  Fill us all in, please.  Are they in business now under another name? Have a need to know.
..and history repeats itself once again. nm
It means QT is history
    It means get a job where your employer has no ties to India or any other country taking jobs from Americans. It means money and greed win once again.   It means a really good company sold its soul and a lot of great MTs for a scrapbook.  It means that if you check the archives as far back as nearly a year ago, you will find subtle and not so subtle hints that QT was in huge trouble and has been for quite some time.    If you've worked there for any amount of time, you already know there is trouble, whether you admit it or not. Good companies go bad.  Chalk this experience up and find a better one. 
They have a history of not paying MTs sm
I would not recommend them to my worst enemy.  Stay far away.  Very unprofessional, late/bounced checks, excuses, excuses, excuses.  Look elsewhere unless you like this kind of thing.
Looks like they're new and have no history yet. nm
You can look at the provider in history ...
to see who has been typing his reports for the last month or so. If you see a problem trend there, you should discuss it with your workflow coordinator and/or your account manager. They may not realize what is happening, especially if you work at night when they are not on.
history for obesity
In the 1970s one of Pres Kennedy's committments was to make food cheaper for all. After that 2 things were allowed into the American diet that should never had been...high fructose corn syrup and palm oil (the highly saturated fats). The AMA studied the HFCS and found it did not break down as well as sugar before it reached the liver and wanted more studies, but it was still approved. The HSF greatly improves shelf life. These are both cheap and both pervade our food supply.

These are hard to avoid today.

Otherwise, the surgery does affect your appetite. Some people just do not feel full no matter what they eat. Yes, I've been heavy. I've lost 50# four times in my life, each time gaining at least 70#. My body is much more efficient than most people, it will store fat even when I work out 2 hrs a day and eat 1200 calories. I've been through this 50 yrs. Don't jump on people for eating too much and not enough exercise...my ex ate 3 times the food I did, never exercised, and never weighed more than 135#.

If you've never been through this, what do you know? If keeping weight off is easy for you, what do you know. Not all metabolisms are equal.
There is no way to look up another person's history to my knowledge. What you can do and what anybody can do when you are in a report is do Alt-G, then click the button that says history. This will show you every person who touched that job. Obviously if that information were so confidential, the big button saying history would not be there for anybody and everybody to click. I think the only people who would be disturbed that others are looking at the history are the cherrypickers.
You still have access to history, sm
If you received the memo on Thursday, read the second to last paragraph. You still have access via a different route. Try it.
during history a lot of professions went
down the drain.
It is not O's fault if technology takes over. This is the sign of the times.

You cannot go berserk because your profession becomes obsolete or curtailed.

VR was only the 1st step.

And Obama did not invent computers, VR and EMR and he is not a VR- or EMR salesman.
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. 
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?

Yes. Look at the statistics for the report in history

They wanted to know my life history

since the age for adulthood.  They didn't say anything about requiring the credit checks, background checks, where I have lived for the past 20 years when they offered me a position.

I really have nothing to hide but there are some things that I feel are my business.  I don't need to work for a company who basically inspects every avenue of my personal life.  Even though I was offered 9.5 cpl, I turned told them to forget it!!!!  It's not like they are a government agency or the CIA.

They could check your history. Best not to shop on E-bra
When I am waiting for work to come up. My PC is on the next desk.

Yea, they were telling us we'd be history way back
I believed it, but I don't now. Speech Rec is a tool - one of many 'means to an end', but certinly not an end in itself.

Actually, at one point in about 1990 my hospital was planning on getting a dictation system where once the doc dictated a report, it was stored on a huge server with all the voice files on the patients stored, rather than paper files. They believed that if any doctor in the hospital needed a report, he could just dial in and listen to it, and paper, as well as MT's, would be eliminated entirely.

I forget why they never did go to that system, but probably there was some sort of a legal problem with it, not to mention the expense and the potential liability.

It would seem to me that a purely mechanical medical record, with no human intervention from spoken to stored, would among other things, create problems in court, and wouldn't be admissable evidence. Sort of along the same lines as why court proceedings aren't just taped, with no court-reporter needed.
My STM said it was b/c the Alt-G and history function was creating sm
a potential HIPAA problem because it was copying a viewed patient name into your current document sometimes. Alt-G and history are connected somehow apparently? She also said they were bringing viewing history back later on this year.
"Those who don't learn from history are
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.
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 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.
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.
I have a unique history with DSG and found them to be very good!!!

I had a pretty good experience with them.  I would consider my situation unique because I had left a couple of times and had asked to come back and they allowed me to do this.  I was having a hard time juggling between two jobs and actually left them twice and was given the opportunity to come back.  They were very friendly and professional about it as well.  They were very helpful with questions and samples, etc.  The scheduled was great, being able to work anytime of the day you wanted.  The sound quality was not that great though and there were some accounts with lots of ESL doctors, which I am just not good at.  Other than that I am sure I would have stayed with them. 

They always paid on time and were always very kind.  They answered my emails and questions in a timely fashion and the pay was pretty good.

From previous posts and in my interviewing history,
I am not sure that is correct.  Some companies actually do just pay a certain amount per report for QA and it is very low and others pay just for the blank filled in.  Pathetic, ain't it. 
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.
They have a history of pay problems. In January, the owner told us sm
all that she could not pay us and that it would happen again in July. I have had 8 bounced checks, dozens of late checks and a few no check situations in the past 2 years. Not sure why I stayed but I am much happier now that I moved on.