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Its just corporate America in general, the higher ups

Posted By: cant get enough money... on 2005-07-26
In Reply to: MQ is simply the most corrupt MT company on the planet. - Earth and otherwise.

Thats why they hire minorities, they work cheap, do not complain, and work hard.  Americans are in trouble in regards to job stability because of how everything is computerized now.  I cannot get a live operator on the phone anymore and spend more time punching in the correct number code for my particular question.  Its so frustrating trying to understand someone with a thick heavy accent when you need instructions on how to do something immediately in regards to pc help.  Working for corporations sucks, its cold, unrewarding, and scary.  We all better find something to fall back on.  I hope to work for myself one of these days. 

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its called corporate America

PC engineering, phone operators, telemarketers, anything you can telecommunicate is being offshored.  Its a very unbalanced economy right now.  Rich are richer, and there is less consumption as a whole by the middle class as we get poorer, notice how prices are rising?  Its more expensive to live here than anywhere and the wages are steadily dropping.  My mother had a great idea of collecting credit cards, since she gets a few of them a year, cashing out and moving to Mexico. 

That is just what Corporate America want us to believe. "Things could be worse." sm.

As an American citizen, I have a right to work, and I have a right to expect a fair wage.  I should not be expected to keep moving from one job to another to find a fair wage (anybody that has been an MT for long enough knows that this has been the scenario).  As an American citizen, I should not be expected to foot the bill of some CEO's plan to retire rich, at the expense of everybody else, nor fill the pockets of a bunch of greedy shareholders.   If you want to be a member of the working poor class, then so be it.  Just do not tell the rest of us that it is okay. 

I think MTs must have higher IQs than general public? You feel like posting your IQ if you know it?
Just a theory I have. 
Ummm and you live in America? You need to set your sights a little higher than that hon
because I read in an economy mag that you are going to be paying close to 4.00 for a gallon of gasoline soon. You can't survive on 35,000 a year with prices like that. Milk will go up to 6.00 a gallon - everything will rise because it takes GAS to get the goods to us. Good luck.
For anyone that is interested the HR person at Corporate is Donna Jack at ext. 4905 at the corporate
800 number. I suppose we can discuss with her or leave a message regarding this situation in Amherst and hopefully she can directed the problem to someone down there. Enough is enough of this now.
FDA warns that it delivers higher doses than expected, and has a higher rate of stroke. (sm)
Sorry, this is MQ corporate.
Corporate has been contacted. The more the better.
coming from corporate
corporate requiring 12,000 lines/pay on avg or you will be dropped to SE status
It's Corporate, not Corparate.
That is elementary my dear.
Corporate Lessons.

Lesson 1:

When the human body was first made, all the parts wanted to be " The Boss."

The brain said, " I should be Boss because I control the whole body's responses and functions."

The feet said, " We should be Boss as we carry the brain about and get him to where he wants to go."

The hands said, " We should be the Boss because we do all the work and earn all the money."

And so it went on and on with the heart, the lungs and the eyes until finally the asshole spoke up.

All the parts laughed at the idea of the asshole being the Boss. So the asshole went on strike, blocked itself up and refused to work.

Within a short time the eyes became crossed, the hands clenched, the feet twitched, the heart and lungs began to panic and the brain fevered.

Eventually they all decided that the asshole should be the Boss, so the motion was passed.

All the other parts did all the work while The Boss just sat and passed out the shit!

Moral: You don't need brains to be a Boss - any asshole will do.


Lesson 2:

A turkey was chatting with a bull.

"I would love to be able to get to the top of that tree," sighed the turkey, "but I haven't got the energy."

Bull : "Well, why don't you nibble on some of my droppings? They're packed with nutrients."

The turkey pecked at a lump of dung and found that it actually gave him enough strength to reach the first branch of the tree.

The next day, after eating some more dung, he reached the second branch.

Finally after a fortnight, there he was proudly perched at the top of the tree.

Soon he was promptly spotted by a farmer, who shot the turkey out of the tree.

Moral: Bullshit might get you to the top, but it won't keep you there.


Lesson 3:

A crow was sitting on a tree, doing nothing all day.

A small rabbit saw the crow, and asked him,"Can I also sit like you and do nothing all day long?"

The crow answered: "Sure, why not."

So, the rabbit sat on the ground below the crow, and rested. All of a sudden, a fox appeared, jumped on the rabbit and ate it.

Moral: To be sitting and doing nothing, you must be sitting very, very high up. !!!

Corporate Lessons

Sorry forgot this one!!!

A little bird was flying south for the winter. It was so cold; the bird froze and fell to the ground in a large field. While it was lying there, a cow came by and dropped some dung on it.
As the frozen bird lay there in the pile of cow dung, it began to realize how warm it was.
The dung was actually thawing him out! He lay there all warm and happy, and soon began to sing for joy.
A passing cat heard the bird singing and came to investigate. Following the sound, the cat discovered the bird under the pile of cow dung, and promptly dug him out and ate him!

The morals of this story are:
1) Not everyone who drops shit on you is your enemy.
2) Not everyone who gets you out of shit is your friend.
3) And when you're in deep shit, keep your mouth shut

LOL I don't know. I do know they transferred their corporate
helpdesk back to the U.S. because it comprises 90% of their sales. I think it was 90%. The home users have to put up with the offshores tech support. I bought a Dell, too, because I figured I could do my own tech support without buying anything extra or calling them. Shoot, $300 for a computer and printer. They had to have lost money on that deal, right? I don't know if that was right or wrong of me if I'm against offshoring, but I really needed a new computer.

Anyway, you might try Dell's online knowledge base to search for the answers to your issues. Do you think you'd be able to fix it yourself with detailed instructions? What kind of problem are you having? Maybe I can help.
I can hear it now in corporate...

Hey, did you guys hear about the Big Virus? Wait a minute - we could USE this! Yeah, thats it - the Big Virus ate up your work! Yeah, that's IT! That's what we'll tell 'em!

Well going up against corporate suits
is not such a simple thing.

As soon as the suits was $$ in transcription they descended on the trade and scarfed up a huge chunk of the work. That would be fine if the end result was fair pay and an improved product, but really it equates to some fat cat CEO reaping the benefits while the worker bees, well, work.

Solutions? Here's the hard truth: How many people are willing to walk away from jobs that pay (at least most) of the bills?

Not saying there isn't power in numbers BECAUSE THERE IS! but getting large numbers of people willing to walk the walk at the same time is not easy... just look at how easy it was for our government to ignore millions of patriots protesting this fake war (we knew it all along)...


Anyone know Frank's email at corporate?
I need to tell him a few things.
In response to the corporate minded
It's more like they are endeavoring to make up for their greedy management oriented mistakes of the past. The MTs are who make the money for the company as you seem to forget, when they are gone, there will be no company. The mass exodus has only begun.
Husband is a corporate attorney
He makes more than I do - obviously.

If a sale, great! MTs will be fine! As for perhaps a corporate
restructuring, ya think??? Like maybe they've been doing that for a year now??? Its history, as in way taken care of already. I think they even hired new cleaning ladies! EVERYONE of import is NEW - brandy new.
Has anyone been able to speak with Corporate to see if they plan to look into Amherst. Did anyone
get any satisfaction.
My hubby is a corporate adversary trainer.sm

He makes a good salary and gets monthly bonuses as well as other perks.

Great! Now if we could only get the entire corporate world
Or a corporate restructuring to head off lawsuit awards.
I'm talking corporate restructuring as in filing a new DBA soon, anticipating
bankruptcy and restructuring under a different corporate name.  It's done all the time in the corporate world. 
Yes we are all in the same boat in Amherst and I suggest calling corporate about it to HR. I did and
I hope others did.
Yes in fact I have called Corporate 2 times and got a runaround as to what they are doing.
No, corporate greed is what sends work overseas.
The only reason offshoring is alive is because our fellow Americans are too cheap to pay a living wage. They want their companies to show a greater profit and stock to go up.

I am an excellent MT. However, I can't make squat for money in this field because every single company I get on with sticks me with their lousiest accounts. I've learned seven new accounts in the past month between a small MTSO and a national. That's how it works. You do your best, QA scores reflect it, and they give you their garbage that nobody else will do.
I've installed countless corporate networks...
This was my profession for years.  They are secure.  Wireless, wired, however.  They are secure.  More secure than residential by a long shot.  Static IP's, WEP's, encryption, etc.  It has nothing to do with it being a "public connection".  You or I cannot "grab" the wireless waves out of the air.  It has to do with the security set in place in the firewalls, modems, routers, etc.  Not trying to be a smarty, just letting you know from experience. 
Has anyone reported this situation with Amherst to corporate or dont they care either about what is
going on there.
Walmart is trying to save the consumer MONEY. It's not all about corporate greed.
Rubbermaid products are advertised. So the costs of doing business with Rubbermaid factor in advertising costs. Now I don't care what brand name of plastic container I buy if the quality is equal. So I buy Rubbermaid's competitor (I forget the name) cheaper because they don't advertise. I also think there are a lot of big executives at Rubbermaid who take a bigger profit each year which once again factors in the price of Rubbermaid.

With the economy as it is, gas prices soaring, interest rates up, taxes up, our pay going down (MQMT), I don't care to subsidize Rubbermaid's advertising budget or their CEOs salary. And I go to Walmart and buy the plastic container that is cheaper because they don't advertise.
Gloria, do not speak for me. I never said I wanted bennies, and other perks a corporate executive e
I simply want an MT job where I am fairly compensated for the work I do. I never asked for or expected the bennies and perks...just a fair wage with a good company. The only other thing I would like to hear from you is the name of your company so I can STAY AWAY FROM IT!
Meanwhile, the AAMT officers et al are sunning on Waikiki as we speak..on the corporate charge card.
Corporate greed is a rampant disease that will end up killing the American middle class....sm
These people never have enough, there are no scruples, In God We Trust is just something printed on currency instead of being a moral principle carried down by our Founders...the French started a revolution over this. I hate all war and violence, but how do we stop global economy as being the tool which the corporate entities use to rape the middle class workers? Sorry for the rant, bad week....year!
In general
All caps and no abbreviations.  Headings for PE and ROS underneath.  Account specifics may differ.
In General....

An employer cannot set a specific schedule for an IC. This link addresses the issue here :


An excerpt fron the site above notes :

"According to the IRS, workers are employees if they must comply with the employer's instructions about their work, receive training or direction from the employer, provide services that integrate into the employer's business, render their services personally (can't subcontract), have a continuing working relationship with the employer, must follow set hours of work, work full-time for the employer..."

 As is noted in the site linked above , the consequences for the employer are quite severe if the IRS determines that the company actually was treating you as an employee rather than an IC.


In general,
in a given occupational group the upward pressure that unions place on wages and benefits has the net effect of raising the income and standard of living of poor folk up to the level of middle class folk while the absence of unions tends to drag the income and standard of living of middle class folk down to the level of poor folk. That upward pressure on wages and benefits not only helps union members but everybody else working in that occupational group. Without the organized upward pressure, wages will sink like a rock.

I think America....
is getting tired of the political correctness gone amok.  While I'm  all for separation of church and state, as the original forefathers intended it to be, which is that the government shall not establish a religion and then force the citizens to BE that religion (as it was with the Church of England), I don't think they intended for us to be afraid to say Merry Christmas.  As much as some may not like  it, this country is overwhelmingly Judeochristian, and most Christian.  I'm sick and  tired of all the time, money, and energy spent on making sure a school calls the Christmas Holiday "Winter Break." 
DTS America
Has anyone worked for DTS America?
Thanks for the info.
DTS America
Has anyone had experience working for DTS America?  Are they okay?  Any problems?  Just wondering.  Thank you for your kind information.
Anyone know how many MTs are in America?
DTS America? I know a DTS Inc. nm
This is America. Last I checked we speak English here unless you are gifted enough to speak more than 1 language or you are a native of another country that does not speak English. If I went to France I would not expect them to know English, I would learn their language, French. This is America. We speak English as far as I know. If you are born here chances are you will learn English as your language unless your parents are immigrants then you might learn English and some other language. What language do they use in the schools? ENGLISH!!! I am not learning another language here in my own country. If I want to learn another language I will go to another country. Don't get me wrong I would not mind knowing another language but I get fustrated when people come here and think we should learn their language when in fact they need to learn English.
DTS America
I am thinking of possible employment with this company.  Has anyone ever worked for them or know anything about this company called DTS America from Tennessee?


DTS America
Anybody out there getting a hard time at the Brentwood Branch by a certain manager?  I have gone to management, but nobody listens.  Seems this company doesn't care how many experienced MTs they lose.  They seem to think we are "disposable".  Don't question a thing, your're job/life will only be made miserable.  I am leaving as soon as I find another company to work for.  Great accounts, lousy company, lousy management.  No communication with employees whatsoever.
could be a little higher, but
I make up for it by having great account with good dictators, so no struggling with ESLs for the most part. I'll take a small line count cut in exchange for less stress. For me, it's worth it.
I would say #3 and higher.
8-10 cpl usually comes out about the same. The higher
the pay, the worse the accounts and the worse the platforms you have to work on. If it takes you 3-5 minutes to get into a job before you type your first word and are paid 10 cpl, you are better off at 8 cpl on a quick and easy platform. Same with good VS evil dictators.
I just left Transcend where I made 9.5 cpl and make more at a company who pays 8 cpl because the system Transcend used is just not user friendly.
attorney general
good idea.  I have contacted an attorney already (I am a corp by myself so I have access to an attorney) and he states that legally there is nothing right now that I can do. I can possibly sue them later down the road, but they have not done anything illegal. He suggested to try and "sugar" them into paying me.  I will contact the attorney general's office. The company and I are in the same state, so that helps tremendously.
Go to Dollar General. sm
I'm amazed what i can find there for $1. You never know what you're going to find, but cleaning supplies, household stuff, things that are definitely more than $1 even at Wal-Mart...as long as you're willing to not be picky. When the hurricanes were looming, I got mutli pack of name -brand batteries for $1, tons of candles, etc. You just have to search the whole store, but definitely worth it.