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Cherrypicking is when you work from a pool of jobs and being able to reject the worst jobs to those

Posted By: that come behind you in line. nm on 2005-08-17
In Reply to: What IS cherrypicking? - don't like cherries


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If you reject jobs here...
they will be assigned to you (unless you have technical difficulty etc., however I'am convinced that there are cherry pickers by way of mgt assigning jobs to their pets and leaving the crap for the others.
Monster Jobs and Career Builder usually have a few path jobs. nm
Don't think any do except for those in-house jobs. Some QA jobs are paid hourly. nm
They didn't take our jobs, QT gave them our jobs. The account is now
back in the hands of US MTs, or will be in just a couple of weeks.  
Are MTs that are looking for jobs finding good jobs right now with everyone looking or is it
getting more difficult to find a good job.  I am most interested in jobs for experienced MTs with more than 10 years service.  I wonder if it is better to put a resume on or just keeping applying or what is the best way to go about this.
That is why I work 2 jobs, 1 FT and
1 PT, so I NEVER run out of work.  If 1 runs out, I switch to the other.  It is working out great.  Ya got to keep ya U-know-what covered. (Hope I'm not banned for that.)
PT IC's who work 2 or more jobs (sm)
What kind of interesting schedules do you keep?  Do you work X amount of lines on X days?  Days versus evenings?  Weekend sometimes?  Just trying to get an idea and be creative with my scheduled and would love to hear how you manage to juggle...thanks!
Would you work two jobs if the first

says you cannot work for anyone else as long as you work for them and that all your transcription time must be for them only?  This includes above a 40-hour week.  Do you think they'd find out if I did?  I am thinking of it because of the account I'm on and cannot make any money with.

My account is very complicated and they are always asking for extra help on it and it does not pay well.  The account specs and headers are very intricate.  You are supposed to know when dictators want stuff that they don't even ask for and the specs are constantly changed and updatead.  The company does not pay for spaces or headers.  I made 5.39 cents yesterday for two hours work.  That's nuts.  I've got two years experience and am not toally new, but can't make any money on this account and the company can't hardly keep anyone on it either.  They don't seem to understand why they can't anyone and keep saying is it such a nice account.  Duh!


Can you work both jobs until you
figure out if Keystrokes is on the up and up.  I have been burned so many times and understand how you feel;however, every time someone posted on this board and said to be careful, I have learned to listen.  I was warned against Precyse, Spheris, Medquist and did not listen and went broke with those companies because I did not listen, but you also have to take what others say with a gain of salt and do what is going to help you.  You said you make good money right now, well you have your answer.  I would stay put or work them both until you are 100% sure about Keystrokes.   
Not everyone is able to work 2 jobs or even 3 sm
due to family responsibilities, personal health issues and/or other commitments. They took a job with TT and have had more or less enough to work to keep them happy. TT is their only source of income and in some cases,they are the sole wage earner, so be nice. Maybe TT should go ahead and lay off some people instead of going with the low work no work issue so people can collect unemployment and maybe food stamps for those who need it. I myself would give take a layoff at TT so someone with children could have enough work to put food on their table, even though I need the money as well. No need to flame me, that is just my own opinion.
No, you should not have to work 3 jobs
I think that if those of you who have to try to juggle multiple jobs were to get an on-site job in whatever field, you would be surprised to learn that nowdays working at home is not all it's cracked up to be.  I never tried it but I think juggling 2 or 3 jobs would leave no time for a life.  Believe me life is short. Too short to put up with the nonsense feast or famine.  There has always been feast and famine but it used to be that the feast times were the norm.  The famines were a welcome relief, not meaning out of work totally, but maybe a sacrifice of a few hundred lines during a pay period.
I don't even work there, but if there are 300 jobs
can't the company share that work with some of the others out of work? Seems kind of one sided to me. My observation is you like to gloat in front of those who have little or no work. Quite possibly you could mention to the company that others need work as well as you.
I work 2 jobs, get DD on both and never pay a fee!..sm
I think there are only a few companies left who actually charge for DD, but those are probably the ones who are always in question.
Then what? MTs need jobs & will still work for them,
Look at all the jobs on the jobs boards.
You can find a job and won't have to apply for unemployment. You would be surprised how many companies need qualified MTs! Go get 'em and get 'em now!

Don't wait until the 11th hour. Too many needs to put your hat in the unemployment slot.

What they lost is our gain.

Maybe we all don't need to work two jobs, or care to.
Asking about dialup, work, jobs, etc. (SM)
If you are looking for a job, please read the job ads on the Job Seeker's board. The ads are very descriptive and have contact information for your convenience.

Otherwise, the Company board is for asking about a specific company (or companies).


If you had to work 3 jobs to pay IC taxes, you were
Does anybody work two jobs? Advice please :)

I work as an employee for a company with a 12-hour window, 40 hours a week, Monday through Friday, 1200 lines per day minimum.  I've been offered something local to do on my own, approximately 1200 lines per day of work, but I would have the entire 24 hours to do it.

If I get my first job done at 1 p.m., I could get the other lines done in 5-6 hours max.  Geez...I don't know.  I'm probably going to kill myself doing this, aren't I?  I was just calculating this as I was typing and didn't realize what a long day that would be.

Does anybody else do this?  If so, how is it working for you?   Do you feel burned out?  I would really like to manage this somehow but want to be realistic.  Any advice from someone who has done this or is successfully making something like this work would be appreciated!   The extra money would be soooo nice right now.

I would work 2 jobs, but the job you describe above would not be one of them!
I don't believe I would do the job you described at all...first, second, or third!
so you work 2 jobs to make that much
If HL people know they are going to be losing their jobs, why are they still doing work for them?
I usually work both jobs until I determine that the new job is really all I thought it would be. nm

legit work at home jobs

Go To: http://www.telcoa.org/id156.htm

i have worked for west.com - made $12 - $14 per hour, paid every 2 weeks

hope this will help

We have work. I've been in your shoes though with other jobs
They are screaming desperately, I get the job, and the second day of the job, there is no work so I sat there all afternoon twiddling my thumbs. By day 3, when I was told there was only 3 reports to do, I quit. Life's too short to waste my time and energy.
Yes. Check the # of jobs...0, 4, 21, etc., the words OT are there. The work soon won't be.
This happens often. Yes, it says OT is offered on an account, but there may be 0 jobs available. They absolutely do not owe us any OT at all ever, but it would be nice to get 40 hours in during your posted availability and not have to constantly flex to do so. People have other obligations in life besides Webmedx.
I like to work 2 part time jobs. sm
I don't like to put all my eggs in one basket. (Easter eggs LOL!)  That way if I lose one I still have one to fall back on.  Been burned too many times between offshoring and VR.
Why do companies advertise for jobs if they have no work?

I lost my job with a big offshoring company a couple of months ago.  I knew it was coming so I started applying for jobs and sending my resume for posted jobs.  The company that hired me responded to my resume submission within 2 HOURS and I was hired the next day.  They had an immediate need, speciality I love, good pay.  Now, a couple of months later I am getting calls and e mails from companies that I applied to months ago.  One recruiter said, I don't know when we received your application, it was probably 90 days ago.  During this same time period I have seen the Q advertise twice, claiming they have steady work (????)  Of course, after reading posts here I would not even consider any offer from them.  A lady from Spheris e mailed and ask that I let her know a time I could interview some time in the next several weeks.

I don't get it.  If you do not have work, why are you posting jobs?  I would consider this a big red flag.

There IS work out there, hundreds of jobs right now. Be a squeaky wheel!
Jobs just trickling in here, too. IC's have decided to show up for work! nm
Work for a company that does not offshore. Save our jobs.
Work both jobs for awhile, part time for the new one. Most
of the MTSO will understand your reluctance to quit your old job until you are sure the new one will work. I have worked for two companies in the past year and told both that I would have to work part time until I was comfortable quitting my old job. I ended up keeping my old job because the new ones didn't work out. Also, 1 cpl decrease in pay isn't that much to make up if the work is good. Hopefully, you won't have to sit around waiting for work, and you can follow the BOS which will be easier for you and probably help you transcribe fater.
they are constantly out of work. Will show 40 jobs and a minute later none.
The jobs I have doing acute care work seem to be quite busy. sm

The clinic work that I do is still low, but that was discussed below ... I don't think it has anything to do with the holidays, and I do not care anymore.

Generally, probably hospital work is the way to go as far as a steady stream of work.  With clinic work, doctors can take off, shut down totally for holidays, etc., which leaves a big hole, obviously.  That's just my opinion, of course.

It would be great to have just one great job you could rely on to always give you a nice fat check each time, but I am beginning to realize if I truly want to be safe, I need to hedge my bets with several other jobs as well.  At least until I win the lottery

work is decreasing because VR is replacing 10 MT's with 2 and India et al is taking 2 jobs out
On Jobs board, few inches down, AIDS/psych work, then
3 of my accts were in OT all weekend with 0 jobs. Very little work actually available. Check Comm pa
AMEN TO THAT.. I worry all the time how fast our jobs are dwindling down thanks to work going
to other countries and more companies going to the voice recognition programs. Obviously, they will still need proofreaders and editors for the VR stuff, but not as many people. I feel like someday our jobs will just be gone so yes invest your money into nursing or something. Anything else medical is a win-win situation, just not transcription as a whole.
For those who work 2 or more jobs and they both want extra work? sm
Do you automatically give it to the one you do full time or the one that pays the most?  Feel like there is some loyalty to the one who gives me benefits.  How do you all do it?
Getting the worst shift and worst work are two different things...
If you are new, you may not get the best shift, but everyone should share in the difficult work. No one person should be stuck with ESLs because they are new. Maybe the new hires won't get first pick of holidays...things like that, but shouldn't get stuck with all ESLs. Doesn't make sense.
i work 3 part-time jobs now. it can be confusing if you are learning both at the same time, but sm
other than that not a problem for me. best to get one down before starting to other or you might become overwhelmed.
If the work is not assigned to you, then someone is cherrypicking...nm
3 jobs
Yes, I currently work 3 jobs; 2 are national (both suck); pay okay and am an employee and the other one smaller company am an IC (are very nice) but pay a little less. Going crazy because they overhire (the 2 national companies).
4 jobs here
MT jobs

MT Professional with 5 years experience.Looking for clinicial or Independent Doc MT work I can handle anytype of account. 

no new jobs
Yes, I get that message a lot and I have three accounts. I have only been there a month now and I am waiting to see if it is going to change.
There are jobs for us
I went to the jobseeking site on this board and have now received 3 offers.  I would like to make the moderator for this message board.  This board has let us be heard.  As a result of being heard, we are considered for jobs first because of our special situation. To every Heartlander, look on the jobseeking site of this board and good luck.
I consider 7 cents per line an insult.  They can get the offshore people instead.
but i have 3 jobs to do it :(
has anyone ever tried 2 new jobs
at the same time, and if so, how was it.  I am thinking of letting go of my current job to try 2 parttime jobs to see which would lead to a better fulltime job. Whew...  thanks! 
2 jobs . .
Most transcriptionists have more than one job, it allows for backup when one runs low. It's not real hard to do, except I did try to learn two new jobs at one time and that was tough. Would start out with one and then the other. It was pretty stressful for a while.