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I'm old school, so I'm wondering if anyone knows a sure way to protect ourselves for called-in future copy orders.
I recently attended a seminar, sitting next to a firm owner who was getting copy orders on his laptop during the presentation. He jokingly commented on whether he would pay the court reporter for them or not. I jabbed him in his side, trying not to show my indignation, but thought later how completely wrong that is.
I have also heard from other firm owners to beware, if you haven't gotten a future copy order within the last few years, you are obviously not getting paid for called-in copy orders.
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I think that's what a big CR firm is getting sued for right now I think it's true if you are not getting back orders ever, the firm is cheating you. I get back orders quite a few times a year. I recently got a re-order for a 10-year-old transcript.
Kelli, this might be a good place to ask this question. Here in Tn. we are required to keep our notes and back-up recordings for a minimum of 5 years, and then we are to purge records. The only back-orders I get are for jobs that were put on hold from the beginning and I was paid my appearance only, and normally those are within the five-year period. How long are you required to keep records, and other parts of the country? Curious. Thanks.
Not the least bit surprised. I was with one agency for 20 years and finally got smart and left. Never ever one copy sale. And I worked a lot. Needless to say, I despise those people.
Feel free to call me offline. I would love to know who that "big CR firm" is.
I think this happens with pretty much regularity with tons of agencies. They think what you don't know won't hurt you. Just terrible.
This practice show a complete lack of integrity.
I love getting copy order checks from old jobs.
Me too. The people I currently work with are honest and pay me when that happens. So nice...
I have practically NEVER gotten a copy order check from an old job. I hedge because maybe once or twice that I have no recollection of. That's why I have no loyalty to anyone other than good work and me me me.
Here is link for that lawsuit previously talked about on this CSR Nation.
I wonder what happened with this lawsuit. I'm sure the reporters prevailed. It's easy to track if an attorney ordered/paid for a copy.