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You were PAID for NOT working. Yes, it's THE SAME. nm

Posted By: short on 2008-12-25
In Reply to: My recollection is a bit different - - Maternity leave


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Why should you get paid when you are not working?
won't be paid if not working I am sure
They seem to be paying only those who threaten to quit or not do work, but those who have quit have not been paid. Probably never will. They are light on Transcriptionist and those still there have to say no pay no work before they get a check, then cross fingers to see if it clears. I honestly don't understand why anyone would work for them. I would rather make 6-1/2 cents a line and know a check was coming - little pay better than no pay. Besides their pay was not all that great anyway at .65 and .75 per line if you were lucky.
Working and not getting paid?? What are the options?


I have a friend who is a newer MT and has been working very hard for a particular company. This company has not paid her and they owe her over $1000.00 at this point. She is a newer MT and would probably have a harder time finding something else so she is caught between a rock and a hard place. The owners of the company will NOT return her calls or emails but yet they still have her work. She does not know a lawyer and does not have the money to hire one. Does anyone have any advice for her on what she should do? I have been in a similar situation but I was finally paid and I did not work much. My family kept telling me to quit but yet I needed the experience. Any help would be appreciated. I really feel for her.


Working and not getting paid?? What are the options?
THANK YOU to all that applied. I have let my friend know to read your messages. Great suggestions!! Thanks again everyone!!!!
How do MTs get paid if it is not on time sheet. Are they just working to keep
Why would you keep working for a company for 3 months without being paid? sm

I'm sorry this happened to you, but when the first month's check didn't arrive, that would have been it.  I still enjoy transcribing (most days) but not enough to do it for free. 

Good luck to you in getting your money   That's an awful thing to happen to anyone.

I am not a recruiter and I do not get paid to say nice things. I just like working for sm
them. Is that so wrong? I have a lot of work, I like my account, I get paid well and on time. That's 4 for 4 in my book. I have not found that anywhere else.

Their ads do not say 9 cpl for everyone; they list a range.

The equipment is not ancient. I have an internet count.

Why do so many come on here to b**** and moan and tell half truths. Unless you experienced it yourself or know facts, why spread things?
Been working for Cardioscribe for a year, never once did not get paid within one week of end of pay
Instead of complaining why don't you do, as I did, and just ask. The line counts are being finalized now and the bank deposit will be made tomorrow. As you mentioned, in past posts pay day is the 7th and 22nd, so start the complaining tomorrow if we do not get paid. I have worked here a year and never once did not get paid within 7 days of close of a pay period. That is pretty good compared to other places I have worked for that took 2 and 3 weeks to get paid for a period of time. For those of you that like to say nasty little things about Cardioscribe, quite often, please do us all a favor and find yourself another job and good luck to you. This will blow your mind I am sure, but I am not afraid to backup what I post with my name. Sheryl Cantrell. You are very welcome to contact me if you have questions and apparently do not know how to ask the right person to get answers. I know Tonya posted her name, email and phone number and none of you who seem so unhappy working here have contacted her. As I told her today, there is just some people that like to stir up trouble no matter where you work. If you can find a place that treats you with more respect, kindness, and never a problem getting paid, please go and be happy.
Training on the system, not paid, but if you are physically typing reports then you are getting paid
Oh, yea -- PAID, too. Grandmother PAID LEAVE would be a great drawing card to TT !!

Just love that PAID TIME OFF !!

Any company that makes you wait to get paid until they get paid by the client
is not a company you want to get involved with. That's part of being an MTSO, figuring out how to cover your payroll while waiting to get paid. I would stay away!
Is this a live count of lines paid for or same as CTRL I that we do not get paid for ?? nm
Ditto.. Over 13 years experience working in hospitals doing all types of reports, currently working
for a national etc.. and Spheris told me I didnt have the qualifications. What cracked me up was the hospital I was working at at the time contracted some of our work out to them.. What a joke..I was good enough to work for a hospital and gave them work, yet not qualified enough for them. What is wrong with this picture.
Me too.. the outsourced company was paid for and paid me for headers, but OSI does/did not.
I have always paid yearly and have never paid or been assessed a penaltly. nm
Be glad you get paid tomorrow. We are paid on the 1st and the 15th, so sm
since the 1st is on a weekend, we don't get paid until Monday.  It will happen again on the 15th of August …sigh.  It is the only thing I do not like about the company, though, so I guess a few weekends of poverty a year is not too much. 
MQ same situation. No pay for working holidays, no pay for working weekends nothing. Now noone works
much anymore and so they jerk the work out of the accounts to some place that throws it back with a lot of bad bad quality. This is the NE region. I dont know what the others are doing.
Lori never paid me and now ETC has not paid my friend.
What is WRONG with these companies?    
Is it still being paid on time if you are paid on the 1st and 15th.....
and if the 15th falls on a Saturday getting paid on the 17th?  My bank is open and posts on Saturday that means I am not being paid on the 15th doesn't?  This has happened a lot lately. 
At least you get paid, I would rather be paid late than not at all. Just my 2 cents.
Yea, at least u got paid. Everyone who worked for TSI is STILL waiting to be paid

I don't understand how Jayne cannot pay us.  We have christmas coming up.  I bet her family has a fantastic Christmas because she is using OUR money to pay for it.  I worked so hard for her and I know the other girls did too.  How insulting that she will not return phone calls or emails or PAY us.  How does she look at herself in the mirror knowing that the MTs who did all the work FOR her did not get paid.  She even sent me an email saying I give you my word HAHAHA her word is nothing, obviously.  Well, I will call the attorney for the THIRD time and see what is going on. 

To the poster, at least you got paid even if it was late.  I sincerely hope you get your last check.

working from home is awesome but working for DSG is not...
horrible dictators, sound quality is bad, no answers to emails and they run out of work consistently...that is just my experience though...
Spaces, paid or not paid. Do you know? sm
I just started with a company and when I asked specifically if I would be paid for spaces, they said yes.  When I started using their program I noticed that the line count for each job did not include spaces.  I checked it with more than one program.  I called them and they said there was a glitch in the program that would be fixed.  It has been almost two months now and that glitch is still not fixed.  My checks do not include spaces either.  No one at the company knows what is up.  I can't believe I am the only one at this company who has deduced that they are not paying for spaces.  So, do you check your line counts to see if spaces are included?  You might be in for a surprise.  Man, I am tired of being burned when I am a reliable and honest IC.  Maybe time to do something else.  Thanks for listening.
You get paid when SHE gets paid from the client...sm
I don't like that at all.
Getting paid
You're absolutely right. Since it is part of our jobs, that means we should be paid for it. I'm in total agreement, we are ending up providing a lot of "freebies" MTSOs need to be aware that transcription involves more than just typing lines; there is "research", and the research part, which is actually bigger than the typing part, is not being compensated AT ALL. And GOOD MTSOs and GOOD MTs recognize that. BAD MTSOs and MTs that are truly "lucky" to be employed don't get it. Frustrating, isn't it?
it did say that we get paid if
DEP goes down (at a reduced rate of course to be found on Qnet or some such place). But no mention of what happens when we RUN OUT OF WORK which will be a daily occurrence when everyone starts sitting 39 hours or 24 hours and holidays. You could at least count on work the week after a holiday, not so anymore I guess.
you get paid for
stuff going wrong with DEP platform and you have to go on Qnet to find out the specifics. This packet doesn't address running out of work, if I am wrong someone please come on to correct me.
Not being paid
Wow!!! I was not paid my last paycheck too! I was assured that this NEVER happens and they were very sorry, etc. When I asked where my paycheck was - their response was what pay are you expecting? I did get may pay, and since then I have not had a problem... but now reading what you said about MTs not getting paid on other boards that makes me very nervous - family to feed, mortgage to pay, on and on and on.
Do you mean not paid at all?
Getting paid
Hi Everyone,  I'm new to this forum and very happy I heard about you.  I work for a company who has a big problem paying on time as well as the correct amt.  The initials are BT (maybe the same B listed in a previous posting). They advertised for a $1500 sign on bonus, but I cannot get anyone to return my Emails or phone calls regarding this.  They also advertise 24/7 Tech and management support, that's a joke.  The manager has never even been an MT.  If you want to discuss things with this manager, they blow you off.  But the company advertises that they care about their MTs.  Obviously, I'm looking elswhere, but cannot believe this continues to go on with these companies and nothing is done.  When I find something else, I will write to MT Daily and tell them what happened.  They are a reputable website and I do not think they would appreciate all the false advertising this company is doing.  Any suggestions and/or advice is welcome.
Really? They paid me 9 cpl (sm)
this past September, but it was still impossible to make any money given the horrendously bad platform, IMO.
They paid 9 cpl (sm)
to my friend, but it was a horrible place to work: NO communication whatsoever (she was without work for 1-1/2 weeks, unable to contact anybody via email or phone), had to work on clunky DOS program via the hospital with laggy web server, so unable to do more than 100 lph, and they paid with paper checks, often late. Couldn't understand how she could be considered an IC with the company calling all the shots like that (ICs use their equipment, programs, not the hospital's), so I told her to file the forms with the IRS and Dept of Labor to get the situation reviewed; don't know if she ever did.
I get paid...
3200/mo (hourly/incentive) as a remote hospital employee on 1 job. Approximately 2800/mo (production) on another job.

Dang, doesn't look like any of us sleep.
How much are you getting paid per cpl?

That seems like an awful lot of money to be making unless you're getting a high rate. Most offers I see are avg .07-8. Highest I've seen is .10. What companies pay high rates? I'd really be interested. My company went out of business. I was making .13 cpl, but at 80 characters w/o spaces, which is still higher than .075 for 65 characters with spaces. I just accepted a position at that rate and am concerned about my income. I was earning about $25 an hour, which will now be cut 20% at this new rate plan. I only have 2 years experience with medical transcribing, but have been a typist for many, many years.

Any direction would be appreciated.

I'm not a CMT, but I get paid as if I was. nm
I have not been paid either
I started in January and still have yet to be paid. I have started filing against them in small claims.
I have not been paid
And I started in January. Steer clear.
They never paid me and they lie a lot too.
What a joke that company is.
I have been paid for three
hope to make more.  The referral program just restarted and I know of one MT who is currently looking.  The bonus is paid after 90 days and they now will pay a referral for either full time or part time.
Not getting paid
I just heard word that a big client did not pay them on time so that's why the employees are not getting paid. They should have told the employees that, but maybe they were afraid everybody would leave. Who knows.........
When we get paid!
I noticed that too, and wondered about the when or could it be an if?
many MTs get paid this
Did you get paid?
Email me off line if not, for a suggestion.
I got paid
the most unprofessional company I have ever seen. Stay far far far away. Everybody is quitting anyway and they pay on the l-o-w side.
I cannot get paid from them either.
My lawyer has contacted, or tried to contact them, and the owner will not return his calls.  They should be shut down.  If there are 2 of us, there HAVE to be more.
You could send them a letter stating that you will be contacting the physician/group you did the work for and they may be called to testify in court. Another thing that works is contacting the group or physician you did work for and ask them if they still use the company and let them know that you did not get paid and that doctor/doctors may be called to testify in court. They hate that but it does produce results.
How often are you paid?
Every week, other week, etc?

D&L still have not paid up
They owe me over six weeks worth of work... they have not paid a lot of us and I was not with the big account they lost... I was an IC and they bounced my pay checks and then kept saying its in the mail nothing but liars... As soon as I quit, they refused to pay me.  I sure hope the talk of the PA Labor board is real.. I dont live in PA... They know that they are not going to pay any of us.  They should be in put out of business.  DON'T work for them, they are con-artists.  Very very dishonest people For those of you who don't know there names are John and Donna Marino.  Their daughter works for them too! 
Has anyone gotten paid by D&L yet?

just wondering, I have not gotten paid yet!!

not paid yet
I got a reply on Sept 7 saying Accounting would be back on Monday.  They will stop the check (that I never received......again) and they would issue me a new check.  Folks, this is only for $50.  The other check that bounced was only for $150.....and the replacement check for that bounced too!   I haven't worked for them since August 1 and still trying to collect.
You can get paid
$9 an hour at Target!! What a snarky little witch!

$9 an hour for editing ANYTHING is insulting and ridiculous. Wonder if anyone is desperate enough to do it?