So, if Harland Clarke doesn't have an interface like the other MSC's, how can I check on my account to see what I've been paid, and when I'll be paid? I like the others that allow me to check on the status of my accounts!
With this company they do pay in a timely manner unless the scheduler slips up and fails to submit your invoice to accounting. These types of errors I am absolutely convinced are inadvertent, but it does make sense to keep good records with them.
The checks used to have no identifiable reference on the stub, so the only way to find out what check 123456 covered was to communicate with your scheduler, who could decode it. That of course is a nuisance for all involved, so generally I just applied the payment as seemed appropriate and towards the end of the year or if something was getting really old got with the scheduler to figure out what happened.
By the way, this is a company that considers mileage when paid to be a fee and therefore taxable to you, so it will be included in your 1099 as earnings. This actually works well because the IRS mileage deduction is higher than their mileage reimbursement and you can't 'double dip' and take both their mileage as some sort of reimbursement and the IRS mileage deduction.
Yes, they love the novel. I like their shops and when it is time to write the report it is time to round up a large glass or cup of a seasonally appropriate beverage and do a blow-by-blow. I always write them in Word, then look at the questionnaire to make sure I have addressed every darn question in the narrative, whether it was positive, negative or neutral. Word makes it so much simpler to throw in another sentence in an appropriate area for some question I may not have addressed. It then is cut and paste time. I've never had a shop returned to me though I have had a couple of follow up questions over the years.
I've only recently done some shops for them. Yes, the reports are long, but the pay was excellent and I got a nice check within a couple weeks of doing the shops. The shops themselves do not take very much time though.
The length of the shops depend on how long you have to wait for a banker. I've done some in 5 minutes and others in 50 minutes. This type of shop, I'd prefer to wait 5-10 minutes so I have time to note the interior and marketing. I definitely write novels and they love it.
The no tellers approach has been pretty standard with some hoity toity banks where you are a 'client' rather than a 'customer', you are brought coffee in a china cup with saucer or a cold beverage in a glass, and you have a 'relationship' rather than 'accounts' and fees are a no-no that are never mentioned unless you specifically ask (and they will knock your socks off they are so high).
I have been in those banks. This is an across the street from Walmart bank. No frills.
Oh and across from Taco Bell!
Not in the high end of town by any means!
just totally surprised me.
> The no tellers approach has been pretty standard
> with some hoity toity banks where you are a
> 'client' rather than a 'customer', you are brought
> coffee in a china cup with saucer or a cold
> beverage in a glass, and you have a 'relationship'
> rather than 'accounts' and fees are a no-no that
> are never mentioned unless you specifically ask
> (and they will knock your socks off they are so