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I have definitive proof from the MT that the money is owed. The MT is also taking action

Posted By: Administrator sm on 2008-02-18
In Reply to: No moneys owed - lynn

on her part to get the unpaid wages compensated by the owner through the Labor Board.

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    Unless you have DEFINITIVE proof that MQ has sold, DO NOT post innuendos here.

    All posts referencing a so called MQ sale have been removed.  Posters should be above pettiness by posting rumor.  FACTS speak volumes.


    Agree, checks not definitive proof of payment.
    Send me the proof of the over $1900.00 that is owed. If you can prove to me
    that you paid that amount, then all posts will be removed.  I am not talking about any previous monies paid, but the last monies owed of over $1900.00.
    How do I go about getting money owed me
    by a small MTSO.  She owes me a little over $2000 and I really worked hard for that money but have not yet gotten received it.  This is owed me for pay periods ending 4/30 through 05/31.  I will not mention names here because I'm not sure I am allowed to do that but would really like to let everyone know who it is so the same thing doesn't happen to them.   Thanks for your help.
    If someone owed me money since October, I would tell them that I
    was not doing any more work for them until they paid me. Hope you did not do the stat for them.
    didnt work so owed no money
    it is bigger equipment and expensive. AND they never worked so I did not owe them any money. Some were so "anxious" to work that I spent a small fortune sending it overnight so they could "get started" because they really needed to work. I want to believe in the best of people, but it is getting harder and harder.
    Anybody hired a lawyer to get money owed from MTSO?
    I have given MTSO 7 days to finally pay an old invoice but still nothing. Has anybody ever hired a lawyer to write a demand letter and how much did it cost? I believe I have to send demand letter before filing in small claims. The invoice is for just over $200 so don't want to spend a lot of money and be out even more $$.

    The problem is getting an attorney to represent these poor folks that are owed money.
    Knowing etranz, they'll just file bankruptcy.
    the definitive chair slowly undulates, sort of like
    those air-filled things they have in hospitals....plus, the place I seem to need support is across my back up high - maybe I just get too tense and thats why it hurts there all the time...

    Anyway, a chair is next for me. What a pipe dream, I can barely affort groceries...
    POLL - Do you proof as you go or proof when finished? sm

    I proof after, but would love to proof during.  I'm working on it.  I'm curious as to what percentage of MTs proof as they go or proof at the end?

    Thx for responding.

    Money, money, money, mmonnneyyy. Singing the Apprentice song.
    MT, proof as I go. ME, go back and proof afterwards
    I have only been editing 3-4 months, and I find I make at least twice the stupid mistakes on ME as with MT, so I do scan the ME reports --find double periods, caps where they are not supposed to be -- stupid stuff.

    good luck!
    I think they mean they don't pay what is owed
    I used to work for somebody who did this.  They sent the work to India and they worked for free for about 3-4 months without getting paid (yeah, they kept working) and then they would move on to the next company. 
    I'm glad you think you are owed that much.
    I have rarely seen such a ludicrous response as yours.

    No moneys owed

    Well the problem is........ she is not owed any other moneys.

    I have been in business a long time and have always paid the ICs.  Doris Latta loves to have drama going.  THE PROOF IS IN THE PUDDING!  Where is it?


    You should be paid what is owed...
    I am glad you are not letting this go and posts like this should remind companies that when you receive a service you have to pay for it. I have had trouble getting paid from other places too, and I am glad you are going after what is rightfully yours. Best of luck to you!

    No, they sent me a check for 2 cents saying they owed it to me. lol
    I had better decide where to spend it
    I once owed $34,000.00 in back taxes
    and set up a repayment schedule, had the money taken out.  They did not take all my check, just a small amount, as long as they were paid every month, and it took me over 7 years, but I finally paid them off.  They were very, very cooperative and we told that what we could afford to pay them monthly and still pay our bills.  They said okay and that was that.  I never had any problem with them and I never went to one of those places.  Maybe try talking with them and explain your situation.
    Your $4K cost you $900?? I just did my taxes and on $7182 I owed - sm
    $1099 in SE taxes, are you sure you figured it out right? I can't believe my taxes for almost 2 x as much were only $200 or so more than yours. Something does not seem right.
    They at least owed you a call/email stating they would not -
    After being in contact with an applicant, having them fill out a form, etc., it's just plain rude to give them no feedback whatsoever. What if an applicant let another job pass by while waiting for this one, thinking it was a better job and that because things had gone well on the phone conversation, that the application process would at least continue. Very unfair to you, and very rude of the employer.
    The class action against MQ by MTs should be about

    forget about Ricca laws and tying it to hospitals and line counts.

    They have lied and done smoke and mirrors to the point that there

    probably could be a case made for that alone. 

    And why do we never hear anything more about the SEC case?

    And the FBI case against MQ for sending military information over

    unsecured lines?

    What happened to all that?


    Legal action
    First of all, my condolences to you and your wife. I feel for you. I lost an adult child 14 years ago. Among the many aspects of grief, the realities of your deceased child's legal affairs can be a nightmare. I am not a legal expert and I don't know if any legal changes have been made in the past years. At the time our son died he left behind a student loan for $13,000.00 and a personal loan for about $5,000.00. He was over the age of 21 when he signed for these loans. It was a nightmare for me and my husband. These creditors hounded us and threatened to get the money from us even though our son was 23 at the time of his death. One creditor even tainted our credit report because my son and his father had the same name. It was a complete nightmare for a couple of years. We sought legal advice, send copies of the death certificate to the creditors several times, and eventually things got straightened out. In your case you have an individual who claims money is owed to him. Did you daughter have a will? I assume she was still legally married. I would definitely seek legal advice. I doubt this individual can force you to pay on her debt if there indeed was one. However, you can stop the harassment by legal means. Seek legal counsel. The last thing you need is this aggravation. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Class action...
    I was involved in several of these suits - most of them with Medquist - and the biggest check I ever got was $3.61.
    Miss all the action too. Not like it used to be.

    Used to work for an old country GP. Had a guy stagger in with the tip of his finger hanging from a close encounter with a table saw. Blood everywhere. We gave him a roll of paper towels and went to fetch "the mop" out of the garage. It was 20 below out and the mop was frozen solid so we ran it under hot water in the kitchen sink and cleaned up the blood spills. No gloves. No worries.

    Many stories from that place. My favorite was the patient in the waiting room with a paper bag full of baby chickens that he had to bring in because it was too hot in the car and he had to stop in on his way home for his weekly BP check.

    Court action

    I am not sure what your limit is for small claims court, it used to be $3500 here but know it has changed.   If it is more than one doctor in practice, you need to find out how they are listed through their business license, etc. through the state.  They helped me at the courthouse how to do this as it had to be listed exactly.  If you want to make a last ditch effort and make sure it isn't just the office manager that is not paying you, send a certified letter to each doctor that has to be signed by them and them only outlining what you will be doing and why.  You can act as your own collection agency instead of paying someone a commission to collect the money from you.   That is why I always keep on file a copy of their checking account number that they pay me on as I did sue once and we used it to collect the funds.  Also if the 7K is over the amount of small claims, then perhaps breaking out each individual doctor is under the amount.  But that is a pretty big amount and cannot believe that you let it go that high unless it is a large account and that is only one to two month's worth.  But again, try to get the correspondence directly to the docs as sometimes they do not know that the bill is going unpaid.   Good luck, let us know what happens.   Hopefully you are no longer providing service to this clinic.  Do some digging and get home address phone numbers if you are that gutsy and for that amount I would probably do it. 

    Again, good luck.



    Ask to see the software in action, if
    possible. Ask if there is a spellchecker, and whether it checks medical terms. Oddly enough, the supervisor may be oblivious to the fact that the MT has to enter all the terms into just a standard English spellchecker, but at least ask the question. Ask if it is compatible with ShortHand or other program like that. Hopefully you will be allowed to talk to an MT who is using it. You want to see how efficient or backwards the software might be, and hear the sound quality. Do you get to make your own normals, or share them with another MT, so that you can't correct any errors you might find (but don't say that about errors out loud). Most radiologists are the opposite of psych dictators (from my experience). Radiology dictators tend to be fast and very efficient and need somebody who can give 100% accuracy. And if you can catch misspeaks and tactfully correct them or blank them, that will help. (But they are so smart that they are always shocked if they misspeak, so it has to be handled very carefully). Always think about where in the body you are and don't make anatomical errors for all of those sound-alike parts.
    Take Further Action On Offshoring

    Please, PLEASE people, especially all who left posts on the news story below, call the White House.  It is your right.  I do it all the time and I have not been abducted by the FBI yet.  They do not ask for your name or phone number or anything.  They usually are pretty decent to talk to. 

    Tell them:  I AM CALLING CONCERNING THE OFFSHORING OF AMERICAN JOBS, ESPECIALLY OUR MEDICAL REPORTS LEAVING AMERICA WITH SENSITIVE INFORMATION ON THEM SUCH AS OUR NAMES AND SS# . Then take it from there.  Tell them that you MUST make your feelings be heard and you want the President to take action on this situation. 

    As one person, I am only making a peep with my calls and emails, but if we all start calling and emailing in droves, we will make a roar.  Please, don't be afraid, we have to start taking action here folks.  Time will not wait.   

    The White House Phone: 202-456-1111


    The Capitol Switchboard:  202-224-3121

    Obama and Biden:

    Middle Class Task Force Questions:  Tell them to save jobs and stop all offshoring:
    Your senator: Upper right hand corner, "find your senator"
    Your congressperson: 

    Let's do this together people

    BK does not cover student loans or IRS owed monies. bummer.
    It is not a class action suit as of yet
    It is not certified class action because MQ filed for the proceedings to be held in NJ with all the other law suits. Therefore, this is stalling the certification of the suit to class action. They have received numerous calls over the checks.

    Of course they cannot offer legal advise as they are not representing all MQ MTs as of yet, it is still the original 3 that filed, but I don't think it would be wise to cash it. That is just me. I know there are those that will disagree and call me names, but thats my two cents.
    Does the class action include the DEP
    platform? Somewhere, don't remember where now, I thought I read the class action was about the old platform MedRite and was for a certain range of years. Is there info out there that the class action pertains to DEP also?
    emails for action plan
    and now they send out emails wanting to know our action plan for wkends, whether we are working, so they are cvd. no extra $$, just remind you to "get the lines while you can"
    I was in a class action suit once & got $600
    Legal action when not getting paid. sm

    Hello fellow MTs,

    I knew this was bound to happen.  I was an IC for a company and left after giving contracted one-week notice. Now I'm not getting paid for the work I did.

    What is the first step to take?  I am prepared to get an attorney if need be but would like to take other steps before this. 

    Anybody else have experience in this?  There are state differences.  I'm not sure which court to start with to start any court proceedings.  I guess that's where the attorney will help.

    Thank you all so much for any advice.

    Do most of us work the day shift, M-F? Action
    I received an opt-out of a class action

    lawsuit involving a certain MTSO and the other party involved (think it was formerly AAMT).  Anyway, since I won't get a dime even after having been ripped off all those years, I just threw it in the garbage.  AAMT, or whatever they call themselves now, plans on keeping ALL settlement monies for their greedy little selves.

    When I worked for the MTSO there were rumors flying around about the 90 character line count that was then converted to 55 characters before going to the client.  The MTSO pocketed the rest.  Guess it really wasn't a rumor after all.  How sad. 

    Ditto on Voice Systems. I have a friend who worked for them and ended up being owed .... SM
    way more than $1000 when the first company went bankrupt. Also I had applied but decided not to take the job, and the MTSO literally begged me to come to work for them. I'm sure glad I didn't. Maybe this present company they've started will be better, but so far, it doesn't sound like it.
    I was involved in a class action suit
    against PayPal, probably 2 years ago, haven't seen a penny.  I was in a class action suit another time, can't remember who, and I did get some $$, I think about $15.00.   I don't initiate anything, just get e-mails or letters about them. 
    I am part of three class action lawsuits.
    Franklin-Templeton mutual fund apparently committed fraud while I was invested with them, Fen-Phen (the doctor's office notified me; sheduled me for a carotid ultrasound and had me come to a Radisson Hotel to meet with the attorneys) and MQ which I never really heard from but read about and this fraud took place while I worked there...

    Bottom line is people should really not be getting money out of other peoples' pockets by fraudulent means.
    Also, any action you eventually may take will have to happen in her state - not yours. nm
    Might need to mail her a letter from a lawyer that requires a signature and take some action. nm
    Affect is an Action (or psych state)..Effect is a rEaction
    Sounds to me like a class action law suit just waiting to happen! nm
    could it have to do with the class action law suit, my credit card company did that once...
    they sent me a check of some money they supposedly owed me because someone filed a class action suit regarding their not posting monies received the same day and therefore charging people late fees, etc.  I got like $3.46 for something or other. 

    perhaps it was a class action suit that was filed, and then of course MQ would have to go back and pay any monies due to everyone regarding the line-count discrepency issue.

    maybe I am way-off, but if it is on the QT, that could be why.  once they pay you off, they are no longer liable, right?.

    anyone else have any ideas?
    Anyone ever tried Dual Action Cleanse or any other colon cleansing products? sm
    The infomercial was not pretty, and this guy focused way too much on BMs and such, but said that John Wayne died with 42 pounds of undigested material in his colon ... yuck!  Supposedly, you use this product and feel tons of energy and all that ... wondered if it was just more hype or maybe someone had actually tried it.  ?
    Happens all the time. Make phone calls for more definite action. nm
    Talk about blowing smoke! No one, not one MQ MT has "joined" the class action suit.
    Its not even up to that point yet.  We will be notified and given the legal options via the legal system. So, if you claim you "joined it", you joined nothing - just gave your name to the laywers. Nothing more, so get over yourself.  If there is nothing more to pursue after discovery, you won't be joining anything!
    Or even notifying an investigative reporter/call for action type of thing on tv - nm
    Make money? I'm not making any money because of my decision. You read my reasoning
    You can agree with me or not, but don't make false assumptions please.
    You're working to make money, not to spend money.
    These people should be ashamed of themselves taking advantage of people this way!
    I also blew some money signing up with Quixtar... The only way to make any money is to bug everyone

    you know into signing up.  I felt like a snake oil huckster.  I hated it.  I was flushing money down the toilet from the moment I handed over my money. 

    RUN, do not walk away!  I do an entirely different side business now that I really love (in addition to my MTing, which I also love!)  Find something you're good at and that you truly love doing.  Then make a business out of it.  That's the best way to have a side business.  Selling discount toilet paper through Amway/Quixtar?  Not so much. 

    The CMT exam is overrated. Don't waste your time & money. Use that money on
    paid anymore just because you have it.  There are a few CMT cheerleaders that post to people like you but they are pretty well sucked up into that association.