All nationals I work for you only work 40 hours unless they approve overtime.
Posted By: My experience only on 2005-08-27
In Reply to: What companies cut you off at 40 hrs if you're a FT employee? Any places let you do as much as - you want? nm Wanderer
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Have not had a full day's work since the 4th. Any other Nationals out of work?
Getting really frustrated. Took a new job because they said there was plenty of work -- overtime. National MTSO with new accounts coming in every day. Since July 4th, have not had a full day's work. I know things can get slow in the summer with doctor's vacations, etc. and around holidays because elective surgeries are down, but this is getting ridiculous. Just wondering if anyone else is having the same problem, is this normal and expected, or did I choose the wrong company to go with? Can't afford many more of these days. Most I ever went with low work after a holiday or during the summer with my other employers was 2 days, and then usually went into overtime, so could make up those days. Can't make up 2 weeks. Just curious. What has been your experience as far as longest drought period you've gone through with a company. Thanks.
So, how does it work into overtime?
Since you have all the facts, please explain.
I can work all I want, but don't get paid overtime. I don't
have to clock in so I don't know how they would know how many hours I worked anyway.
What other job would you work overtime and not get overtme pay?
Could be that they got into trouble for not paying overtime in the past, had slacked off on watching for that, there isn't enough work to go around (ya got that right), etc. and they should get in trouble for not paying overtime cuz it is not legal.
I have a lot of work and actually working overtime
I guess it all depends on your account. I like the communication I get from my TL. It is a great change from my previous company. Good luck to you in your job hunt!
I work for 2 nationals and one knows
that I work for the other. I asked them when they were hiring me if it would be a conflict of interest and they said no. Only my team leader at my main job knows I work for the second job. The only problem I have is some days I get their programs mixed up. I'm constantly hitting control S to spellcheck and send the chart when it's F7 at the other job.
I work for 2 nationals, and I think as long as you are an IC sm
no one really has a right to tell you that you cannot work for as many people as you want. However, as someone pointed out, most companies nowadays have you sign a contract with a no-solicitation clause, stating that you cannot solicit work from any of the accounts you have worked on for them for 1-2 years.
Still, I do not broadcast to either company that I am working for someone else. I simply let each company know the days I am available to work for them.
Hope this helps. Try not to let the nasty/negative posts get to you. There are always those in every group who take more joy from tearing someone down than listening and possibly lending a helping hand. Fortunately, they are NOT in the majority.
Both nationals I work for are low on ops. Which company sm
do you work for that has so many?
that was union and they STILL made us work overtime, etc. Depends on where you
are. Personally, count me OUT! My experience is HORRIBLE and getting worse. I am now union free and tell everyone I know about my BAD experiences with the union! Companys do what they want anyway! When you start starving and no one will hire you because you are on strike you will get the picture
Sorry, I work 15 hours a day 5 days a week and 5 hours the other 2, when I come here I dont proof.
Do they offer any overtime or strictly 40 hours?
You can email me if you like. Thanks for info.
Which nationals do not send work out of the country?
Which nationals do not send work out of the country? I need to find another job.
Nationals with 10- to 12-hour window to work 8 hrs?
I did a search in the archives, but the info I found was a little outdated. Thanks for any help you can provide.
the day has 24 hours, I work only 6-8 hours, so, lots of time to post...nm
Where you live doesn't factor in when you work with nationals.
When you work on-line, companies will pay the same regardless of whether you live in NYC or in some small town. I live in a small town and I am nearing $40,000 as an IC for 2 national companies. My pay is not based on where I live or my cost of living, rather on my production. I am paid 8 cpl, but because I use an Expander and can transcribe 250 lph, I make a decent wage.
This is only my third year as an MT and I have been with one of my companies for a year and a half and the other one for 8 months, so it doesn't take years and years. I did have to change jobs a few times though until I found the right companies and the right accounts that I could make money on. Some of the accounts I worked in the beginning had so many ESLs and the platforms were so slow that I knew I could never make any money there.
Isnt it sad. We just want to go to work every day on our shift, work our 8 hours and be done with it
Instead I sit here hours hoping the Indians leave some work for us so we can at least get our 8 hours in. Nothing like logging onto you shift and being told no work. Nice.
they cant "make you work certain hours" but they can find someone that is willing to work them
If not, they dont have to hire you as IC or anything for that matter. So yes it is perfectly legal.
If she hires you as an IC and it doesn't state in your contract when she needs that particular IC coverage and she then dictates what hours you work, she cannot do that.
But she can refuse to hire you if you don't provide the coverage that she is looking for.
Recall WalMart asked staff to work off clock for overtime, remember? sm
It was on TV, newspapers, it took a court thing to resolve. Guess people will try most anything (for the moment) and just pay a fine, i.e. the cost of doing business.
Does MQ address how one is to work 40 hours when there is no work available?
Do they cover any of the things they always refused to address before?
Can work as many hours as I want at the national I work for now, and they don't pay OT until you
to a certain level of production.
No work here for 1 and 1/2 hours now. Bad thing is my PT gig also has no work.(sm)
I don't mind flexing to get my lines/hours in but when you are balancing more than 1 job it isn't easy. Tonight I am scheduled to work on my PT job so can't make up TT lines unless it is really late this evening and that just ain't gonna happen.
10-15 an hour for 8 hours is better than nothing for 8 hours when there is no work.
What hours do you work?
Also, which days? I was thinking of applying with this company. Maybe you could switch your schedule around a little.
They do want you to work the hours (sm)
you have committed to. If you do that, you shouldn't have any problems making your lines - minimum 6600 per week.
How many hours do you work
between the 3? I have enough trouble working part-time at one and taking care of 3 kids, a dog, my house and husband. How do you do it?
I work 35 hours
The schedules used to be based on 35 hours a week, 172 lines per hour. I don't know if this has changed with the new account. It is something you need to discuss with the recruiter/supervisor on your interview.
I type well above 12,000 lines per pay period. So, it is definitely possible.
and how many hours do you work...100? LOL
I only work 6 hours a day - M-F. nm
They can get away with it, if they need someone to work those hours
then they can give the work to whoever is there to do it. If you contract to paint someone's house, you are going to do it when they say you can not when you want to do it. The customer has a right to expect something done when they want it done, not when you want to do it.
No IC should have to work set hours.
That is absurd. If there is any sign of control such as set hours no matter whether these MTSOs like to word it nights and/or weekends equals employee status. Be very careful of these MTSOs who are getting away with paying an IC to be an employee. PHewee...
i would want to work more than 40 hours is what
I just need a certain amount of lines since they only start out at 8 cpl!!
There isn't enough work for 35 hours. nm
Maybe she wants a PT job so she work her hours
around her husband's schedule, so that she won't have little kids interupting her work (which is what I do). Don't be jealous just because you can't do it with kids, because there are those of us that are good enough to handle it.
Have to work all hours to try to get my sm
You CAN work over 40 hours you just
can't put it on your time card
You have to work hours that are the best sm
for you and your family. If your family time is important then work your hours around it. I would pick fly s**t out of pepper before I would lose my precious family time. It is more important to me than money. The trolls on here can drop dead or go back to wherever they came from.
That's exactly what I was going to say. Yes, I work at least 12 hours a day, sometimes 15 hours
to get all of my line count in because I have so many interruptions in my day. There is no way I would tell my company this nor expect them to pay me OT that they never asked you to do. Unless, I was called by my supervisor and asked to work extra for OT, I would never just take it upon myself to work and expect to be paid. If you were not authorized to work OT, then your not getting paid. Point blank. I do not work at TT, but I have worked at enough jobs, at home as an MT and otherwise outside of home, that all have the same policy, your paid OT when your asked to work it. It's it is just a case of not being able to get your required line count in 8 hours, then maybe your in the wrong profession or possibly just the wrong company/account for you. This just seems bizarre to me. Just tell yourself, your not getting paid for OT because they aren't approving it so don't work it. Again, if you were asked to work OT, told it would be OT, and then they ask you not to record it, I'd pitch a fit, but from what I see, you've done this on your own.
Why do you have to work 40 hours if you are statutory? nm
You will be required to work set hours.
how may hours a week do you work
or maybe a better question is how many lines a day do you do?
You don't have to quit. Just work the hours
you are scheduled for and don't depend on them for anything. Put your energies into the other two positions you have and more dependence on them. This job will take care of itself, because they know you can't make a living with the way they are behaving. They will either give you more work to keep you, or if you don't care what they do, the job will just disappear on its own. If you must quit, I think it would be safe to say to them that they are not meeting YOUR needs and that you must move on. I have done it several times because I have been in the same position you are in that I would call bait and switch. Some of they were glad to see me go, others wanted to keep me, but I can't stay unless I am making the money that I REQUIRE to make a living.
how many hours a week do you work to get this?
so, you don't really know what it's like to work a national.
how many hours do you have to work minimum?
No, you work 10-12 hours and pretend
you don't work a set number of hours
but to a projected line count you set for yourself. Some may want to work more full-time, some not. Some can work at 250 lph, some at 150 lph. Don't let the minimum scare you.
How many hours do you work a week? (NM)
I work MY SCHEDULED Hours, do you?
Let's not fight about this. I stated some do not and then scramble on the weekends to make up time, then the work is low on Monday, WHICH IS MY SCHEDULED DAY.
You are an IC - they can't make you work all those hours unless you want to. sm
I'd just tell them that I was cutting back to X number of hours per day.
how many hours did you work to earn $126? - nm
Out of work already - 1.5 hours into shift. (sm)
Bet there will be no holiday pay for a lot of us since we have to have 32 hours in addition to the holiday to qualify for holiday pay. (WMX). We will be all sitting and scrapping for the work. Hope those new accounts come on soon and just swamp us with work.
Holiday weeks are usually feast and famine but I just had to gripe. Excuse me now. Have a good holiday all.
HOW DO YOU GET OVER TIME IF YOU DON'T WORK 40 HOURS A WEEK?
That is a great gig you have going. Do you have to work weekends?