However, we do ask that all participants respect the rights of others to communicate in whatever manner they wish, positive or negative, and TRY to behave respectfully toward one another when conflicts in views or opinions arise.
Our goal is to create an environment where examiners can speak openly and honestly without the restrictions of forced diplomacy or the constraints of having to observe over-bearing rules of political correctness.
I know as a contractor that EC's don't have to use us. They don't want to because of the new PTE (part time employee) We don't need to discuss the issue that most are working for 25 or less for a PBU So we are actually kept as some sort of standbys for exams. By limiting zip codes off sets what they can do to me in any given day I have learned. However now they are under selling health events now because they bought Summit with top pay being in these events around 21.00/hr- this is egregious.
A couple of years ago I actually had to have an office manager have to come out to event because wellness co had promised x amount of bodies and they could not deliver. So this manager was the warm body. This person only had to spend 1 shift (5-6 hours) in an event that was 5 days long with 7 shifts. This person did biometrics- was not qualified to draw blood. They were only office manager. When I took the extra supplies to office - I asked what they thought. They always told me it was easy money. Ha ha. They sunk to floor and said they were very tired. Imagine that.
Well imagine drawing blood at the tune of 10+ hour as an average for my 30.00/hr for the past 7 years-then finding out I was only paid 25.00/hr for a year or more because you didn't send Payment statements.
Now imagine the crap I was put through to just get back from the first of the year(last year) when someone actually sent a statement that told me I was only getting 25.00 but said they would get back for me for the same year of work already done! Of course E1 had to fire the person that dicked me along for 6 months. I was paid finally but not before they wanted EKG machine back - that was the day after office manager - I was finally told was gone.
You know about every 5 years with E1 for office managers are fired(disappear) unless you are screwing examiners you are pretty much done.
Now imagine doing your job really well and year after year you are going to the same health fairs that was built with a team of people. Not like we get raises or anything- they think we are over paid.
Now imagine because I'm getting the 30/hr finally again. After the last 3 months of prime time health fairs and doing my job again as usual very good. I have the only 2 health fairs in April for this company deleted from my que yesterday.
Now imagine when you try to contact the people that should be able to tell you something- do nothing. While E1 in the office I deal with is usually lacking in communication skills - all have went silent.
Others that might contact them on your behalf are told we can't tell you anything. WTF
So after 10 years of doing excellent work for this office, 2 managers gone ...
Oh wait... while posting this message I have gotten a call from David (district manager for Examone in Midwest ) David said because of comments made about E1 my contract is being severed.
Sorry wish I could give you more but I just hung up after he said that. Let me think what comment would that be?
Did not know I would be giving real time coverage but there you have it.
I hear the other contract examiner couldn't answer the call at the time - so he left on VM.
Not too long ago I had voiced my opinion about this office never ceases to amaze me for some the tactics used.
So what do you think - should I call and leave thank you on VM or email because David really did do me a favor! He burnt the bridge instead of me. I seem to have a problem with that.
After a few weeks or when the need for a good examiner arises, they come back. Unless an examiner flat out sucks, they always come back. If not, give it 6 months and your problem person will probably be gone. Office managers are more expendable than examiners. They just don't realize it until it's too late.
In the meantime, name names and dole out a little payback. Let everyone know the dirt and which office it came from. Coming to this board and outing bad guys and/or bad offices does a lot of damage and helps everyone else avoid getting burned by them.
Despite what they'd like us to believe, we do have a voice. It's up to us to decide to use it.
If you have something to say pick up the phone and call that same number you have been calling for the past 5 years to ask me things about becoming a direct examiner or whine to me about E1 or other examiners or office staff. You made your bed. If you continually keep bashing me after you have effectively gotten rid of me, well some might think there is something wrong with you.
I may have shot myself in the foot by being stupid trying to help you and others that asked. But you stabbed me in the back and that is called something else entirely.
OK, so you know this comes across as shouting but you think it's OK to subject everyone to it because you have a reason? How bout figuring out how to fix it then coming back? It is rude to use all caps when communicating. Electronically or otherwise.Paramedicalex1965 wrote:MY KEYBOARD IS STUCK IN CAPS LOCKS. I DONT KNOW HOW TO CHANGE THIS SETTING.
And what is it you're doing?AND TO ME IT JUST SOUNDS LIKE A LOT OF BLAMING. I AM ENTITLED TO MY OWN OPINION. I DO NOT KNOW ANYONE ON HERE HENCE THE ANONYMOUS PART. BUT I FIND IT FUNNY THAT THEY KEEP COMPLAINING ON HERE WHEN THEY ARE PROBABLY THE PROBLEM. I BET YOU 90 PERCENT OF THE TIME PEOPLE ARE COMPLAINAING ON HERE.
I THINK SOME PEOPLE SHOULD JUSY KEEP THEIR MOUTHS SHUT.
By the way, based on your grammar (content) and lack of regard for others, it would appear that the OP is completely justified in thinking the problem exists with the people around her. Especially if you are representative of those people.
Contractors are not going anywhere so quit trying to make excuses for your mistakes. Yes I am going to call you out on here since you decided to call everyone else out. I'm right here now. So stop blaming every one for your mistakes. We are all human we all make mistakes. But you have to own up to them and realize it's YOU!! Quit with the pity party... And the person who is typing in all caps do you know personally??
One question, if you are so happy with being gone from E1 why are you constantly talking about it? You should be happy you don't have to see anyone there anymore since everyone's out to get you!!
BUT they'd be even better if the contestants could write complete and sensical sentences.
PLEASE, if you're involved in this drama and going to put an oar in the water, take a few extra seconds to make sure that what you write is easy to follow and tells a complete story or finishes a complete thought.
As it currently stands most of the posts are harder to follow than a weasel in the woods
With a flashlight that has weak batteries.
But for the most part I think my point has been made. Fullofcrap got to air her concerns as well. Especially since she took the time to text me yesterday to tell me that corporate does go through this site (duh) and she doesn't waste her time to bash or complain on sites like this.
I also would not want to lead anyone astray:
.They burned all their bridges and now only have a site of people that will fall into their trap of deception.
The ones that know both parties can draw their own conclusions I think because for the most part they have most of the facts. However facts comes in second to intimidation and big fat juicy gossip for the most part.
So if there is not going to be any money involved, I guess I better go make some. lol
I would also guess that some with less experience might not do as well as others with the same experience. That responsibility is on the branch office to make sure you have the skills and confidence to do the job. If they did not do that for you - for some they set you up to fail. For others they sent you out gambling on you come back with at least a certain percent of specimens sent to lab. Then they throw that frigging paperwork on you. With all the different forms - with nothing but told to complete and no instruction on even to make sure certain things are filled out. Well 15 years ago for me - made me cry every night for awhile- processing the specimens-filling out paperwork- calling clients for confirmation on next day - if scheduled or if not calling to schedule others. Then when it is past calling time for the day, you get on a mapping program to even see if what is scheduled is possible to make with the current "we schedule for you". One of the main problems in this industry today is no-show or not being able to make on time.
Then come health fairs which now you will be most of the time in an open room with everyone being able to see what you are doing. Again you had no clue. If you have a lead that can help you and you are willing to take some pointers you may be asked again to do that nightmare. Otherwise to get the same amount of money you can do the biometric part or be a greeter. The lead, phlebotomist, biometrics also get the same as the greeter. This is what I have been told.
To get back to the original subject about getting severed saying some about E1- this is probably where they got me.
But to get back to do they have to use PTE's. That answer is yes - Because they get what they pay for.
Wish the best to office above from OP.
What ever you signed and said you would do - that is what you signed up to do. Don't blame anyone else.
I have heard from the last contractor standing in this office and yes she was "terminated" as well. Don't know the details (when/why) nor do I care. We all had been played.
I am shocked! NOT!
Now maybe the name slinging can stop among supposed friends.
However I am sure that doesn't stop from this lousy Midwest E1 office. Any office that plays favorites instead of taking care of business effectively is just bad management. If I were the last office person standing after they fired the office manager - I might be thinking they are cleaning house or getting ready to shut down office. I mean they had to go from 2 people to 4 in office- as well as having a office mobile examiner using a company vehicle. You have more then used up that one office managers salary I am sure. Not even counting the health events you assigned us to us (contractors) as leads and never had to lift a finger after that- we just got it done even when we were short bodies because of names plugged in that were never going to be there.
Heading into the busy time for the health fairs ( however I have also learned - E1 lost several events) expect a little more work on your end.
Good luck with that!
Should be interesting enough to keep following somewhat through some of my sources.
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