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Yes in fact I have called Corporate 2 times and got a runaround as to what they are doing.

Posted By: MQMT on 2005-09-15
In Reply to: Did you? - Zipper


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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. 

Yes, I've called many times and they
tell me the same thing, that it is being reviewed. I havent'sent any money because they want the entire amount, and the mtg payment is more than I can afford. I figure I'd best try and save half of that to go toward deposits on apartment and moving truck and such.
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.
Charter down here so many times and I called and complained so much, got apology card this week.
How about coding? I am tired of this MT runaround. Opinions?

I can't continue to do this until I retire.  The insecurity is just too much.

No, actually they don't. You guys run on emotion, not fact. And when fact is presented,
The so-called "reality show" is the lowest form of so-called entertainment in recent years
I hate them. They've ruined TV.
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.

Its just corporate America in general, the higher ups

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. 

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.
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. 

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.
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.
It's time we all called NJ. I called

They can't provide anything in writing.

Nobody knows anything - keep telling you to call your supervisor.

I smell something worse than New Orleans coming from NJ.

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!
hit left Shift key 3 times, then right Shift key 3 times -
not just the fact of being PT, but sm
she claims to work two jobs! Who has that much time. I don't believe it's physically possible to work that much, but that's just IMHO, of course!
I don't do it all day either - in fact,
I worked around parts of Louisiana in hospitals as a Transcriptionist in the past! Now I come to NOLA to vacation. I'll be there for a few days in September and then again in October and then again maybe in November.
The DocQmanage program has a page where the managers can select or deselect anything they want to be counted, i.e. spaces, letters, numbers, headers, footers, (a whole page full of things). BUT: The main thing is this - they can put whatever number they want in there as a DIVISOR to divide the number of characters by; and the characters are almost always not counted correctly because they have selected to "not count" spaces, headers, footers, numbers, etc, etc. THEY ARE CROOKS.
Its a fact - CM
Hi CM - can you e-mail me? thanks.
They did not tell us this, as far as the F9. I just checked it and you are absolutely right. They told us where we could find our line count. What a bunch of BS. Do you happen to know if every company has their own "computations" to reduce line counts? How sad this is :<
Oh, I'm with you there. In fact, I

if anyone ever feels like just giving up on EVERYBODY in their live and walking away and starting a new life with a clean slate?  All my kids have already left home or are close to leaving home age.  One is doing horribly in school and won't put any effort into it.  One was a bitch on wheels this morning and is in trouble for underage drinking.  One is doing better than the other 2 but just informed me it's going to take 2 more years to get through college (she's a junior now) and we can't afford another year.  And DH wet the bed last night and I am just beside myself.  The only time he has ever done that is when he was drinking.  He swears he hasn't been drinking (he's an alcoholic).  Yah right.  I feel like I am the only one who halfway has it together.

And financially - let's not even go there.

I feel like taking the cat and driving off into the sunset and never coming back.

They are asking how you know this for a fact?
It was a big stink on another board some time ago about how people claim to know things FOR A FACT.
Yes, and let's not get into the fact that most sm
daycares all over the country are "state regulated" not state-run, but receive millions of dollars a year from moms and dads who get their childcare paid for by the state (our tax dollars) so that they could work out of the home.

When people gripe about us moms who stay at home with our children they should be glad that we are working AND taking care of our children and not depending on the state or grandma to do it!!!
was the fact that she was gone even
Was an explanation given as to where she was and if she'd be back? I don't watch that show, all those women grate on my nerves, but I am curious as to know if they even broached the subject of the missing Star! (She's so tacky...tried to get her whole wedding for free, puhleeze...)!!!
no that's not a fact
I've been using AT&T CallVantage for about a year without a single problem. In fact, when I signed up I told the rep what I did and he said it was not a problem.
That was not me. In fact, I actually
and that is why I posted to the person who did that, letting that poster know that the original poster did not post twice. However, your message and placement of same sure did indicate that you were *speaking* to me.
do you know this for a fact?
In fact, I may (sm)
email you when I get around to this, if you don't mind!
No, in fact

although I could originally connect to the VPN client, after a short while I could not.  So I was disconnecting and reconnecting the router when I needed to do any work and now - for the red herring - I can't even use the wireless now.  It doesn't recognize my modem. 

As a matter of fact just today - I had been too busy to fool with it - I tried to get in touch with a really good tech support networking guy I used to know who knows transcriptionists.  I am waiting for him to call me back.  Hopefully I can bring him in to solve this mess.  I will update you.  I will say that other poster was right about the Belkin being about a thousand times easier to hook up than the Linksys, you wouldn't think there would be that much of a difference but it was so much simpler.